KALVARI CLASS SUBMARINE KHANDERI LAUNCHED
Khanderi, the second of Indian NavyÕs Scorpene class stealth submarine, was launched on January 12, 2017, by the Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre paving the way for her sea trials. CNS Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries witnessed the launch at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy by the year end. She has been christened after her illustrious predecessor, an erstwhile Foxtrot class submarine decommissioned in 1989. The construction of six Scorpene submarines is presently being progressed at MDL under Project 75 with transfer of technology from DCNS, France. The first of the class submarine, Kalvari is presently undergoing sea trials and likely to be commissioned into Navy by mid2017. Speaking on the occasion Dr Bhamre said that Project 75 Kalvari is a key milestone in self-reliance and indigenisation for the country.