INS Kalvari dedicated to the nation by PM

INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd

GN Bureau | December 14, 2017


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 Naval submarine INS Kalvari was dedicated to the nation by prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Mumbai.

INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for the Indian Navy. As per the plan, five more such submarines would be inducted into the Indian Navy. The project has been undertaken with French collaboration.
 
Modi described INS Kalvari as a prime example of Make in India. He commended applauded the stakeholders involved in its manufacturing and described the submarine as an excellent illustration of the fast growing strategic partnership between India and France. He said the INS Kalvari will add even more strength to the Indian Navy.
 
The prime minister said the 21st century is described as Asia's century. He said that it is also certain that the road to development in the 21st century goes through the Indian Ocean that is why the Indian Ocean has a special place in the policies of the government.
 
Modi said this vision can be understood through the acronym SAGAR - security and growth for all in the region.
 
He said the country is fully alert with regard to its global, strategic and economic interests in the Indian Ocean. He said that is why the modern and multi-dimensional Indian Navy plays a leading role in promoting peace and stability in the region.
 
He said the ocean’s innate potential adds economic muscle to our national development. That is why India is well aware of the challenges such as sea-borne terrorism, piracy, and drug trafficking, that not just India, but other nations in the region also have to face, he added. India is playing a key role in tackling these challenges, he said.
 

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