Mumbai: Ship maker Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on Monday delivered third scorpene submarine of project P-75 to the Indian Navy. Named as INS Karanj, the submarine will be commissioned into Indian Navy soon.
With the delivery of Karanj, “India further cements its position as a submarine building nation and MDL has lived up to its reputation as one of the India’s leading shipyards with capacity and capability to meet requirements and aspirations of the Indian Navy in all dimensions,” the warship maker said.
The delivery of three Submarines namely, Khanderi, Kalvari and now Karanj, reaffirmed India’s membership in the exclusive group of submarine building nations, it added.
The fourth submarine, Vela, which was launched on May 6, 2019, has commenced her sea trials while the fifth submarine Vagir, was launched on November 12, 2020 and has commenced her sea trials.
The sixth submarine is currently in the advanced stage of outfitting. MDL CMD VAdm Narayan Prasad (Retd) and Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command Chief of Staff Officer (Tech) RAdm B Sivakumar signed the acceptance document in the presence of naval and MDL officials.