The Indian Navy, on
thursday, successfully conducted the maiden firing of an Anti-Ship
missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class
submarines, during a test firing in the Arabian Sea.
The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during
the trial firing, held this morning. This missile launch is a
significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari, which is the first in a
series of Scorpene class submarines being built in India, but also in
enhancing the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability.
All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped
with this anti-ship missile, which has a proven record in combat. These
missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface
threats at extended ranges.