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4 of the Kalvari class of submarines have already been commissioned into the Indian Navy. (ANI file pic)
The commissioning of the submarine, constructed below the Mission-75, is ready to bolster the Navy’s fight functionality at a time when China has been rising its presence within the Indian Ocean area
The Indian Navy will fee the fifth scorpene-class submarine Vagir on January 23, officers stated on Thursday.
The commissioning of the submarine, constructed below the Mission-75, is ready to bolster the Navy’s fight functionality at a time when China has been rising its presence within the Indian Ocean area.
Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar will grace the induction ceremony because the Chief Visitor.
India has been engaged on bolstering its maritime functionality with a deal with the Indian Ocean within the backdrop of issues over China’s rising forays into the area, thought-about the yard of the Indian Navy.
The Mission-75 contains indigenous building of six submarines of Scorpene design.
The submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Restricted (MDL) in Mumbai below a collaboration with the Naval Group of France.
4 of the Kalvari class of submarines have already been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
The erstwhile Vagir was commissioned on November 1, 1973 and undertook quite a few operational missions together with deterrent patrols. The submarine was decommissioned in January 2001 after serving the nation for about three a long time. “Launched and named ‘Vagir’ on November 12, 2020, the submarine in its new avatar has the excellence of getting the bottom construct time amongst all indigenously manufactured submarines until date,” stated an official.
She undertook her maiden sea sortie in February final 12 months, marking the graduation of sea trials and has gone via a collection of complete acceptance checks and stringent and demanding sea trials.
The submarine was delivered to the Indian Navy by the MDL on December 20.
“Vagir will increase the Indian Navy’s functionality to additional India’s maritime pursuits and is able to endeavor numerous missions together with anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and surveillance missions,” stated the official.
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