INS Vagir, the 5th submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday, giving a boost to the force’s prowess.
The submarine was commissioned in a ceremony attended by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar.
It was launched in November 2020, began sea trials in February 2022, & later was delivered to the Indian Navy in December.
The submarine is indigenously built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), in collaboration with the Naval Group, France.
It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpene class design.
It has state-of-the-art stealth features, including advanced acoustic absorption techniques.
It’s capable of undertaking diverse missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, & surveillance missions.
Vagir holds the distinction of having the lowest build time among all indigenously manufactured submarines to date.
Vagir will be the 3rd submarine inducted into the Navy in a short span of 24 months.
STATUS OF SUBMARINES UNDER PROJECT-75
INS Kalvari (in service)
INS Khanderi (in service)
INS Karanj (in service)
INS Vela (in service)
INS Vagir (commissioned)
INS Vagsheer (to be launched)