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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Indian-built submarine in advanced construction phase

Scorpene class SSKThe first of six Scorpene attack submarines being built in India by Mazagon Docks Ltd has taken to water as it enters an advanced stage of completion.

The Sunday Guardian reported the vessel is now on schedule to be delivered to the Indian Navy in September of next year, with the remainder of Scorpenes being handed over at nine-month intervals.

"Both the pressure and the outer hull of the first Scorpene are in place," an unidentified Indian Navy source told the newspaper. "Much of the internal fit is also progressing well.

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