Scorpene-Class Submarine INS Vagir Launched Today

On Thursday fifth scorpene class submarine named ‘INS Vagir’ Launched at MDL shipyard. MoS Defence Shripad Naik launched the scorpene class submarine ‘INS Vagir’ of Project 75 in the Arabian sea waters at Mumbai’s Mazagaon Dock through video conferencing.

The first of the Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, was launched in 2015 and commissioned into service in late 2017.

The submarine was constructed by Defence public sector undertaking (PSU) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDSL). MDSL has stepped up the pace of construction and deliveries of submarines and ships over the last few years to ensure adherence to timelines.

MDSL was working with French collaborator Naval Group on the transfer of technology for the submarines under Project 75 (P75), with the deal valued at over Rs 23,000 crore.

Project 75I Scorpene-Class Submarine

The Project 75I-class submarine is a follow-on of the Project 75 Kalvari-class submarine for the Indian Navy. Under this project, the Indian Navy intends to acquire six diesel-electric submarines, which will also feature advanced air-independent propulsion systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range. All six submarines are expected to be constructed in Indian shipyards.


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