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India resurrects sub fleet with Kalvari three

11th March 2021 - 03:39 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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India's submarine fleet is depleted, but new boats will help turn things around.

On 10 March the Indian Navy (IN) commissioned its third Project 75 diesel-electric submarine at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard, this class being based on Naval Group’s Scorpene platform.

INS Karanj (pennant number S 23) is the third Kalvari-class submarine built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), marking the halfway stage in the six-boat class. The navy’s Chief of Staff Adm Karambir Singh attended the commissioning ceremony.

Launched on 31 January 2018, this license-built boat with a length of 67.56m had been handed over to the navy on 15 February. INS Karanj will serve under the Western Naval Command.

Pierre-Eric Pommellet, CEO

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