外文标题：Defence minister Manohar Parrikar launches Scorpene submarine into water
MUMBAI: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday launched the first of the six Scorpene submarines (Project 75) at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) here.
An MDL official said that the submarine after carrying out tests at sea will dock back again.
"After undergoing trial test run at sea to check technical glitches, if any, the sub will be commissioned on September 2016," said the official.
Originally, the first submarine was to be ready for induction in 2012.
However, the project has been delayed.
According to sources, Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) has informed the Navy that the project would be delayed by another 18 months from the 2015 deadline announced by defence minister AK Antony in Parliament last year.
Speaking to Times Now, defence minister Manohar Parrikar attacked the UPA govt for not taking defence projects seriously.
"The Modi government is very serious on defence issues," he said.
Mohanlal Karunakaran (Unknown)
A good beginning.Keep it up.More defence projects requires DM"s attention.
rahul kumar (noida)
All defense related projects must be fast tracked and the start and finish dates of the contracts must be strictly enforced.
Sayantan Ghosh (bbs)
...defense is getting stronger..
TOO MUCH SPENDING ON DEFENSE BY INDIA & CHINA...FOR WHAT??
very nice work parrikarji. for last 10 years UPA didnt even launch paperboats. They have ruined our navy.
Praveen Kumar (Unknown) replies to jagdish
No only Navy the entire nation they ruined.
BJP govt enjoying the fruits for the seeds bored by UPA
V M Jacob (Bangalore)
It is a good beginning. Govt should take up these projects seriously and complete it on schedule. Past failures should be made up.
its a good news, however they should concentrate more in modernising the border with china instead of on the western frontier. The government is not doing that the infrastructure at the chinese border should be up to the international standards which the government is not doing it at all
if a citizen misses his deadline on payments he is made to pay hefty fine even if it is by one day who will take the action on this delay off three years.
India First (India
Defence Equipments procurement is not done the same way as purchasing Potato and Onion....