About INS Vagir

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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.

About INS Vagir:

  • It was launched into water on November 12, 2020 and commenced sea trials on February 1, 2022.
  • It is a Kalvari-class submarine, which includes vessels, such as the INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, INS Vela and INS Vagsheer.
  • It is the fifth Scorpène-class submarine.  
  • It is built under Project-75 by the Mazgaon Docks Ltd, under technology transfer from the Naval Group of France under a $3.75 billion deal signed in October 2005.
  • Features
    • It is capable of undertaking diverse missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and surveillance missions.
    • It has advanced stealth features and is also equipped with both long-range guided torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.
    • It has "superior stealth features" like advanced acoustic absorption techniques.


Q1) What is a submarine?

A submarine is a specialized watercraft capable of operating underwater. It is designed to navigate and travel beneath the surface of the water for various purposes, such as military, research, exploration, and commercial applications. Submarines are typically used by navies for defense, surveillance, and strategic purposes.

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