Submarine INS Vagir Commissioned: Here's How Indian Navy Is Set To Get A Boost

INS Vagir Commissioned
Into Indian Navy

In a major boost to Indian naval power, INS Vagir, the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday

All About INS Vagir 

The newly commissioned INS Vagir submarine has been built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai with technology transfer from France's Naval Group

INS Vagir: Features

INS Vagir can be deployed both closer to the shore as well as mid-ocean, as per an Indian navy official. He added that it will be ready to meet all the requirements of the Navy and the country

5th submarine of the
Kalvari Class submarines

The fifth Kalvari-class submarine INS Vagir has been built under Project-75, which includes the indigenous construction of six submarines of Scorpene design

'Stealth and fearlessness'

According to the Indian Navy, 'Vagir' means sand shark, which represents stealth and fearlessness, two qualities synonymous with the ethos of a submariner

'Best sensors in the world'

According to reports, the new Vagir has an advantage of having the lowest build time among all indigenously manufactured submarines till date. INS Vagir is equipped with some of the best sensors in the world

INS Vagir Kalvari
class details

Vagir’s weapons package includes sufficient wire-guided torpedoes and sub-surface to surface missiles to neutralise a large enemy fleet

INS Vagir: Strengths

The Fifth Scorpene-class submarine is capable of launching marine commandos for special operations, while its powerful diesel engines can quickly charge batteries for a stealth mission

Previous Kalvari-class
submarines

The four Kalvari-class submarines commissioned earlier are: INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj and INS Vela

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