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Submarine INS Vagir

Context:

Indian Navy’s state-of-the-art submarine, INS ‘Vagir’, is all set to embark on an operational visit to Colombo from June 19 to June 22.

Relevance:

GS III: Defence, Facts for Prelims

About INS Vagir:

  • INS Vagir, a Kalvari-class submarine, was launched into the water on November 12, 2020, and began sea trials on February 1, 2022.
  • It is the fifth submarine in the Scorpène-class, joining the INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, INS Vela, and INS Vagsheer.
  • The submarine was built as part of Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Ltd, with technology transfer from the Naval Group of France, under a $3.75 billion agreement signed in October 2005.
Key Features:
  • It is a versatile submarine capable of performing various missions, including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and surveillance.
  • The INS Vagir incorporates advanced stealth features, including advanced acoustic absorption techniques, which enhance its ability to operate covertly.
  • It is equipped with long-range guided torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, providing offensive capabilities.

-Source: The Hindu, PIB


 

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