Vaghsheer, Indian Navy’s Final Kalvari Class Submarine, Begins Sea Trials
The Indian Navy’s sixth and final Kalvari class submarine, Vaghsheer, has begun its sea trials. Vaghsheer is scheduled for delivery to the Indian Navy in early 2024 after completion of these trial. The submarine was launched on 20th April 2022 from the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The Ministry of Defence said MDL has delivered’ three submarines of the Project – 75 in 24 months and the commencement of sea trials of the sixth submarine is a significant milestone.
The commencement of sea trials for Vaghsheer, the sixth and final Kalvari class submarine built under Project-75, signifies a significant stride towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India). These rigorous trials will rigorously evaluate the submarine’s propulsion systems, weapons, and sensors, enhancing the Indian Navy’s combat capabilities. The commissioning of Vaghsheer comes at a crucial time, as China expands its presence in the Indian Ocean region, highlighting the strategic importance of bolstering India’s naval strength.
Here is a list of the names of previous the Kalvari class submarines:
- INS Kalvari
- INS Khanderi
- INS Karanj
- INS Vela
- INS Chakra
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