Fifth Kalvari class submarine “Vagir” inducted into Navy

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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.

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