The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its third Kalvari-class diesel-electric attack submarine Karanj, local reports say.
The submarine was handed over by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, who is building a total of six submarines under a transfer of technology agreement with French shipbuilder Naval Group.
All six units will be built in India based on the Scorpene design, which has also been exported to Brazil, Chile and Malaysia.
INS Karanj is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy shortly after delivery. The delivery ceremony took place four months after the fifth unit was launched in November 2020. All six boats are expected to be in service by 2023.
The diesel-electric attack submarines are 67.5 meters long and can deploy SUT heavyweight torpedoes or SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles. They have an endurance of 50 days and a range of 6,500 nautical miles.