Indian Navy gets first indigenously built Scorpene submarine

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NEW DELHI: The first Scorpene submarine Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Ltd shipyard, paving way for it to be commissioned soon.

The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy 's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India 's maritime prowess, a senior Navy official said.

"History was written at MDL (Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd) with the delivery of the first Scorpene submarine, Kalvari, to the Indian Navy today," a senior MDL official told PTI.

The second one INS Khanderi is slated for delivery by December.

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