Beneath The Waves: Sixth Kalvari-Class Submarine Boosts India’s Maritime Capabilities
- The Prime Minister said, "Remarkable!" to show his gratitude. This is a big step forward for India's naval powers, which will make it even better at protecting its seas.
- Indian shipbuilders' participation in these upcoming submarine projects makes them better at what they do and makes them important players in the global submarine building industry.
The sea trials of the sixth Kalvari-class submarine have begun, which is a big step toward putting it into service with the Indian Navy.
This change will improve India’s ability to defend itself at sea, protect its interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), and boost its defense industry.
Defense Analyst Kandlikar Venkatesh from the well-known data and analytics business GlobalData gave his thoughts on the subject and stressed how important this milestone was.
“This last class submarine, which is due to be put into service in early 2024, will make a big difference in the Indian Navy’s ability to protect its maritime interests and strengthen its position in the IOR.
The Indian Navy is building six diesel-electric submarines as part of Project 75. If Project 75 is finished successfully, it will show that India is becoming more self-sufficient in defense production. This will help the defense manufacturing sector grow and improve the country’s defense industrial base.
In the last four years, the Indian Navy has launched or is testing its fourth, fifth, and sixth Kalvari-class attack submarines. This is good news for India’s homegrown navy industry. The Naval Group’s Scorpene-class design is being used to build all of the Project 75 submarines.
In other naval news, Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, praised the smooth docking of INS Vikrant, the country’s first aircraft carrier made by Indians, at the newly built Aircraft Carrier pier in Karwar.
In response to a tweet from the Indian Navy, the Prime Minister said, “Remarkable!” to show his gratitude. This is a big step forward for India’s naval powers, which will make it even better at protecting its seas.
Kandlikar Venkatesh, a defense analyst at GlobalData, said, “According to GlobalData, India is expected to spend $24.9 billion on submarines over the next ten years to improve its sea power.”
Indian shipbuilders’ participation in these upcoming submarine projects makes them better at what they do and makes them important players in the global submarine building industry.
India’s progress in the defense sector, especially in homegrown production and maritime powers, shows how committed it is to being self-sufficient and how determined it is to become a major player in the world’s defense scene.
As the country continues to put money into its naval forces and build partnerships, it should strengthen its status as a major maritime power in the region.