Kalvari Class Submarines

  • It is a class of submarines based on Scorpene class submarines
  • It is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine
  • They are being built under technology transfer agreement with France
  • They are being built under P75 (Project 75)
  • The project was necessitated by the dwindling number of submarines in the Indian Navy.
  • They use guided weapons such as tube-launched anti-ship missiles and torpedoes on enemy submarines from the surface or underwater.
  • Besides warfare, they can perform varied functions will include intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance etc.
  • 2 Scorpene class submarines already inducted are:
    • INS Kalvari
    • INS Khanderi

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