Indian Navy launches 5th Scorpene Submarine “Vagir”

The Indian Navy has launched the fifth Scorpene submarine “Vagir” at Mazagon Dock of south Mumbai. The submarine is capable of taking missions such as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, mine laying, intelligence gathering and area surveillance.

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About Vagir:

  • Vagir is a part of six Kalvari class submarine that is being built in India.
  • These submarines were designed by the French Navy and an energy company DCNS.
  • The six submarines were built under Project-75 of Indian Navy.
  • Vagir has been named after Sand Fish. It is a deep-sea predator in the Indian Ocean.
  • The first Vagir was commissioned in 1973. The first Vagir submarine was from Russia.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

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