Navy successfully test-fires missile from Kalvari submarine

All six Kalvari submarines will be equipped with the missile, with a proven record in combat, to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges.

Published: 02nd March 2017 04:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 12:05 AM   |  A+A-

INS Kalvari

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: As the Indian navy’s submarines are operating without heavyweight torpedo, their primary offensive weapon, Navy on Thursday successfully conducted maiden firing of an Anti-Ship missile from first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a test firing in the Arabian Sea.

According to naval official the missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing.

“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,” said a naval official.

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. The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp