Navy gets 3rd diesel-electric scorpene submarine

The country’s third diesel-electric Scorpene submarine, which will be commissioned as INS Karanj next month, was delivered to the Navy by Mazagon Docks on Monday.

Under the over Rs.23,000 crore ‘Project-75’ under way at MDL for construction of six French-origin Scorpene submarines, the Navy has commissioned two vessels, INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi, till now.

The fourth submarine called Vela, which was launched in May 2019, has now commenced its sea trials, while the fifth, Vagir, was launched last November. The sixth, Vagsheer, in turn, is currently in an advanced stage of construction. 

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