INS Vagir

INS Vagir

Why in news :

  • The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vagir.
  • The sixth and the last of the French-origin Scorpene-class submarines, Vagsheer, being built in India under technology transfer is currently undergoing sea trials and will be delivered to the Navy in 2024.
  • With the latest induction, the Navy now has 16 conventional and one nuclear submarine in service.

More about INS Vagir :

  • INS Vagir (S25) is the fifth submarine of the first batch of six Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy.
  • It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class.
  • It is designed by French naval defence and energy group Naval Group and manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited, an Indian shipyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Vagir, the fifth submarine in the Kalvari-class, started its maiden sea trials on 2 February, 2022.
  • The ship was commissioned on 23rd January 2023.

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