Major first for Indian Navy

For the first time, the Indian Navy launched an anti-ship missile from a new indigenously built submarine.

Indian Navy Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Attack Sub in Arabian Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady

The Indian Navy successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from a Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarine in the Arabian Sea on March 2, according to an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) press release.

“The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing, held this morning,” the March 2 statement reads. “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.”

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