Golden Jubilee of Indian Navy's
Submarine Arm (GJSM 2017)

Message from The CNS

Admiral Sunil Lamba



         It is indeed a matter of immense pride to see the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy transition from a modest beginning in 1967 to a formidable force it is today. Over the past 50 years, the Indian Navy has seen the induction of four classes of conventional submarines (Kalvari class, Sindhughosh class, Shishumar class and the new Kalvari class), two classes of nuclear powered attack submarines (Chakra–I & Chakra-II) and has joined a select group of countries with the capability of submarine based strategic deterrence.

    In its onward journey towards the ‘Century Mark’ the Submarine Arm must build on its ‘glorious past' to carve our a ‘bright future’. Indigenous design and construction of newer classes of conventional and nuclear powered submarines is poised to usher in a new era of ‘Made in India’ platforms. I am confident that the Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm is poised for exponential growth in the decades ahead to ensure our National Security.

    On this historic Golden Jubilee, I wish the Submarine Arm fair winds, following seas and safe surfacing in its pursuit to provide both the Sword and the Shield to our Nation.