Indian Navy successfully test-fired Anti-Ship Missile from Kalvari Class Submarine

This missile launch from the INS Kalvari will enhance the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability.

Mar 2, 2017 15:57 IST
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INS Kalvari submarine anti ship missile The Indian Navy on 2 March 2017 successfully conducted the maiden firing of an anti-ship missile from an INS Kalvari class submarine.

The test firing was conducted in the Arabian Sea and the missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing.

Features of INS Kalvari

• INS Kalvari is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine. These submarines are based on the Scorpene-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy.

• While INS Kalvari is designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, they are being manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

• All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped with anti-ship missiles.

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• These missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges and boost India’s maritime security.

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The following are some of the recent measures undertaken by the Indian Navy and the Government to boost coastal security.

• On 21 February 2017, the Ministry of Defence gave its in-principle approval to set up 38 radar stations to boost surveillance of the country’s 7,517 km long coastline.

• On 3 February 2017, the Vice Admiral and Western Naval Command Chief Girish Luthra inaugurated an Integrated Under Water Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) for the Indian Navy in Mumbai.

• Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH was commissioned on 18 February 2017 in Kochi, Kerala.

• The fast patrol vessel (FPV) is fitted with state-of- the-art navigational and communication equipment including Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Machinery Control System (MCS).

• The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted on 18 February 2017.

• INSV Tarini is a sloop built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd at Divar, Goa.

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