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INS Vagir joins Indian Navy’s fleet, know the special features of Kalvari-class submarine

The fifth Kalvari class submarine ‘Vagir’ is going to be inducted into the Indian Navy today. A function was organized on this occasion. In which Admiral R Hari Kumar was called as the chief guest. This submarine has been completely indigenously built. It has been built by Manjhgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai. Four Kalvari class submarines have already been inducted into the Navy’s fleet.

What is the specialty of submarine ‘Vagir’

The indigenously built INS Vagir is 67 meters long and 21 meters high. The submarine runs at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour above water and 40 kilometers per hour underwater. INS Vagir can be deployed at a depth of 350 meters inside the sea. More than 50 sailors and naval officers can operate in a submarine. In addition, it is equipped with 16 torpedoes, mines, missiles. Its biggest feature is that it specializes in dodging the enemy’s radar as well. It has the capability to meet all the needs of the Navy and the country. This is the biggest initiative of self-reliant India.


Service of old Vagir continued for three decades

According to officials, the old Vagir submarine served the Navy for three decades. Who was relieved from service on 7 January 2001. Many missions were also operated from Old Vagir. As such, patrolling and different types of missions have been conducted from it.

indigenous submarine made in india

India is fast moving towards self-reliance initiative, a good example of which is INS Vagir. It is built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai. The French company Naval Group has helped the Indian Navy in this. This INS submarine is capable of functioning to its full potential.

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