Fifth Kalvari class submarine “Vagir” inducted into Navy
The fifth Kalvari class submarine "Vagir" will be commissioned (commissioned) by the Indian Navy on 23 January 2023.
An overview of the news
The 6 Kalvari class submarines are being built in India by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai in collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.
Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar will attend the event as the chief guest.
The first four Kalvari class submarines have already been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
Formerly Vagir was commissioned on 01 November 1973 and decommissioned on 07 January 2001 after three decades of service.
Again 'Vagir' submarine which was launched on 12 Nov 20 has the distinction of being completed in the shortest construction time among all indigenously built submarines so far.
It was handed over to the Indian Navy by M/s MDL on 20 December 2022.
It is capable of attacking underwater or on the surface with torpedoes and tube-launched anti-ship missiles.
Five other Kalvari class submarines
INS Kalvari - It was launched on 27 October 2015 and commissioned on 14 December 2017.
INS Khanderi - It was launched on 12 January 2017 and commissioned on 28 September 2019.
INS Karanj - It was launched on January 31, 2018 and commissioned on March 10, 2021.
INS Vela - It was launched on 6 May 2019 and commissioned on 25 November 2021.
INS Vagsheer - It was launched in April 2022.
Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -