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Defence Minister to attend 'floating out’ of first Scorpene submarine today

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    Mumbai: In what is likely to give a major boost to the Indian Navy, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will attend the official ‘floating out’ of the first Scorpene submarine under project 75 in here on Monday.




    According to Naval sources, the ceremony to undock the first of the six Scorpene submarines will be held at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to its facilities.

    Parrikar will be reviewing the progress of the project 75, under which construction of six Scorpene subs has been underway in collaboration with French defence major DCNS.

    Parrikar will witness “floating out of the first project 75 (Scorpene) Submarine on pontoon”, a Defence Ministry statement said earlier.

    According to a senior submariner, the event assumes significance since this will be the first time the submarine will be entering water - albeit with the help of a pontoon - which signifies that its hull is complete and critical equipment is in place.

    “While the launch would be a more significant event, the floating out of Scorpene will commence its sea trials and more importantly, clear the dry dock that it presently occupies for the construction of the next one,” the official said.

    Defence Minister to attend 'floating out’ of first Scorpene submarine today | Zee News
     
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