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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