TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.Indian Navy to induct submarine Kalvari in July.
Indian Navy to induct first of six Scorpene submarines in July. Admiral Lamba said Kalvari is going through its final phase of trials and we are hopeful that in July-August we will take delivery.
About submarine Kalvari:
- It is the first of the six submarines being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in collaboration with m/s DCNS of France as a part of project 75 of Indian Navy
- It has the superior stealth and ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.
- India has already launched second Scorpene class submarine, Khanderi, early this year and is expected to deliver by the end of this year.