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March 27, 2015
Indian-built submarine in advanced construction phase
New Delhi (UPI) Mar 23, 2015
The 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 in ... read more

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