Addressing the event in Mumbai, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said, "Indian Navy has been a strong proponent of indigenization and self-reliance in defence over past seven decades. At present, out of 42 ships and submarines on order, 40 are being constructed in Indian shipyards."
As per the contract with a French company, they would teach MDL and transfer the technology to India so it can make these ships indigenously. Two submarines of the project namely INS Kalvari and Khanderi have been commissioned in Dec 2017 and Sep 2019 respectively. Scorpene is designed by Naval Group for the export market.
The navy aims to commission the remaining three submarines as scheduled.