Indian Navy launched the fifth Scorpene submarine ‘Vagir’

Published on November 14, 2020
Current Context: The Indian Navy launched the fifth Scorpene submarine ‘Vagir’. It was launched at Mazagon Dock of south Mumbai.
  • The ‘Vagir’ Scorpene submarine has the capability to handle missions like anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, mine laying, intelligence gathering and area surveillance.
  • ‘Vagir’ is the part of six Kalvari class submarine that is being built in India.
  • They are designed by the French Navy and an energy company DCNS.
  • They are built under Project-75 of Indian Navy.
  • Basically, the name ‘Vagir’ is named after the Sand Fish, which is the deep-sea predator in the Indian Ocean
  • The first ‘Vagir’ was from Russia and was commissioned in 1973
  • The Scorpene submarine type has additional air-independent propulsion which allows the non-nuclear submarines to operate without accessing atmospheric or surface oxygen.

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