Indian Navy receives fifth indigenously-built Scorpene-Class Submarine ‘Vagir’

The fifth Scorpène submarine, Vagir of Project – 75 Kalvari Class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai. The Defence Ministry said, the submarine would shortly be commissioned into the Navy and enhance its capability.

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

Launched on the 12th of November 2020, Vagir commenced the sea trials on the Ist of February this year and it has completed all major trials including the weapon and sensor trials in the shortest time in comparison to the earlier submarines.

Construction of these submarines in an Indian yard is another step towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat and a notable achievement is that this is the third submarine delivered to the Navy in a span of 24 months.