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  • Retired Submarines   ( 2 Articles )
    INS Chakra and INS Viraat on joint ASW exercises in the Arabian Sea. Image © Indian Navy via Kapil Chandni

    The Foxtrot Class submarines were the first type in significant numbers in the Indian Navy. Eight were acquired out of which six have already been de-commisioned.  India's first Nuclear Submarine was a Charlie Class submarine INS Chakra which was acquired on lease. 

  • Submarines In Service   ( 3 Articles )

    INS Shankush heads out to open sea for another patrol. Image © Indian NavyThere are three class of submarines currently in service. Of these the Kalvari Class (NATO : Foxtrot) are on the verge of being retired.

    Sindhugosh (Kilo) Class10 in service [1 undergoing mid-life refit]
    Shishumar (HDW 209) Class4 in service
    Kalvari (Foxtrot) Class2 in service [1 undergoing refit ]

    Details on the Kalvari Class can be accessed in the Retired Submarines section.


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