Enhance to maritime safety as INS Vagir, fifth submarine of Kalvari Class, commissioned into Indian Navy

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Picture Supply : PTI INS Vagir getting commissioned within the Indian Navy.

The Indian Navy on Monday commissioned the fifth submarine, INS Vagir, giving the forces’ prowess a lift. Constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Restricted, the submarine belongs to the Kalvari Class of submarines. 

The ceremony of the commissioning of the submarine was attended by Chief of Naval Employees Admiral R Hari Kumar. 

“The submarine will increase the Indian Navy’s functionality to additional India’s maritime pursuits in deterring the enemy, and conducting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) to offer decisive blow within the occasions of disaster,” the Navy mentioned.

‘Vagir’ means sand shark, which represents stealth and fearlessness, two qualities synonymous with the ethos of a submariner, it mentioned. 

Outfitted with a number of the greatest sensors on the planet, its weapons package deal embody adequate wire guided torpedoes and sub-surface to floor missiles to neutralise a big enemy fleet, the Navy mentioned.

The submarine additionally has the potential of launching marine commandos for particular operations, whereas its highly effective diesel engines can shortly cost batteries for a stealth mission, the Navy added.

For self defence, it has a cutting-edge torpedo decoy system, the Navy launch added. The commissioning of INS Vagir comes amid the growing presence of the Chinese language Navy within the Indian Ocean.

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