Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retired) VS Shekhawat were present at the ceremony.
Addressing the event, the Navy Chief said that hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'atmrbharta' (indigenisation).
"The impetuous to atmrbharta or indigenisation is a fundamental tenet of Indian Navy's growth story and future trajectory," the Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh today.
He also said that the Indian Navy has been a strong proponent of indigenization and self-reliance in defence over the past seven decades.
"At present, out of 42 ships and submarines on order, 40 are being constructed in Indian shipyards," the Navy chief said.
( With inputs from ANI )
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