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Indian Navy celebrates Submarine Day on 8th December



Indian Navy celebrates Submarine Day on 8th December: Details, Significance, Highlights

The Indian Navy is celebrating Submarine Day on 8th December 2018. The day commemorates the induction of the first submarine, the erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Navy on this day in 1967. 

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba also informed that the deployment of the INS Arihant nuclear submarine has been one of the key highlights for the Navy this year and has led to the expansion of India’s nuclear capabilities.

India has plans to build a fleet of 24 submarines for the navy. Currently, the Navy operates 14 conventional and two nuclear-powered submarines


The day "8th December" is celebrated as the “Submarine Day” by the Indian Navy as it marks the foundation day of the Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm. 

INS Kalvari (S-23)  a Foxtrot class submarine was built at Riga, erstwhile USSR. She was De-commissioned after 29 years of service on 31 May 1996. Kalvari means Tiger Shark, a deep sea predator found in the Indian Ocean.

INS Kalvari's Fin (tower) is now installed at Beach Road, Vizag and is maintained by the Vizag City as part of its Museum. 

On the occasion of “Submarine Day”, a philatelic exhibition on stamps on 'Ships', 'Navies of the World' and 'Lighthouses' is organized every year in the Central Gallery of the Corporation Museum. 


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