About INS Vagir:
- Vagir Was launched into water on November 12, 2020 and commenced sea trials on February 1, 2022.
- It is having "superior stealth features" like advanced acoustic absorption techniques.
- The sixth and last of the Scorpène-class submarines, Vagsheer, was launched into water in April 2022 and is expected to be delivered to the Navy by end 2023.
- Six Scorpene submarines are being built under Project-75 by MDL under technology transfer from Naval Group of France under a $3.75 billion deal signed in October 2005.
- The project is about four years behind schedule.
- The first submarine INS Kalvari Was commissioned in December 2017, second submarine INS Khanderi in September 2019, third one INS Karanj in March 2021 and the fourth one INS Vela joined service in November 2021.
Q1) What is the Scorpene class submarine?
The Scorpene-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines jointly developed by the French Naval Group and the Spanish company Navantia. They are one of the most advanced conventional submarines in the world.with superior stealth features, such as low radiated noise levels, advanced acoustic silencing techniques and the ability to attack with precision-guided weapons on board.