Scorpene submarine 'Vagir'
Scorpene submarine 'Vagir'SHK

Fifth Scorpene submarine 'Vagir' delivered to Indian Navy

Mumbai, December 20, 2022

Vagir, the fifth Scorpene submarine of Project – 75, Kalvari Class submarines, Yard 11879 was delivered to the Indian Navy today.

Project – 75 includes indigenous construction of six submarines of Scorpene design. These submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with Naval Group, France.

Launched on November 12, 2020, Vagir commenced the sea trials from February 1 this year.

"It is a matter of great pride that she has completed all major trials including the weapon and sensor trials in the shortest time in comparison to the earlier submarines," a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.

The release said submarine construction is an intricate activity as the difficulty is compounded when all equipment are required to be miniaturised and are subject to stringent quality requirements.

"Construction of these submarines in an Indian yard is another step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (Self-reliant India) and enhances self-confidence in this field. A notable achievement is that this is the third submarine delivered to the Indian Navy in a span of 24 months," it said.

The submarine would shortly be commissioned into the Indian Navy and enhance the Indian Navy’s capability, the release added.


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