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Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it. Defence Ministry sources said this was the last major test that was required before the submarine could be handed over to the Indian Navy. Jaitley said in a series of tweets that the test was done by the first Scorpene class submarine Kalvari, but did not say which torpedo was tested. The sources also declined to identify the torpedo. “Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine.–IANS