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Indian Navy launches 5th Scorpene Submarine “Vagir”

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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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