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In 1997, Indian Ministry of Defence approved a plan to acquire 24 submarines under Project 75. In 1998, India began negotiating with DCN for four Scorpène submarines with two to be built in Mazagon Dock Limited from knocked-down kits. On 6 October 2005, India signed a series of contracts for transfer of technology to construct six submarines in Mazagon Dock Limited with Armaris, supply of equipment and services with the Government of France and supply of SM39 Exocet missiles with MBDA. DCN International was designated as the prime contractor in partnership with Navantia.
Steel cutting for the first submarine began on 14 December 2006 and hull construction was started on 23 May 2007. As of August 2014, the project was running four years behind schedule. Kalvari-class is capable of offensive operations across the entire spectrum of naval warfare including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance. It has a length of 67. The hull fabrication of all six submarines is now complete. The first submarine was commissioned on 14 December 2017, delivery of successive boats have been compressed to nine months and the project is expected to be completed by 2020.
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