INS Vagir, the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday, giving a lift to the drive’s prowess.
INS Vagir, which has been constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited right here with expertise switch from France, was commissioned in a ceremony attended by Chief of Naval Staff 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 supply decisive blow within the occasions of disaster,” the Navy stated.
‘Vagir’ means sand shark, which represents stealth and fearlessness, two qualities synonymous with the ethos of a submariner, it stated.
Equipped with among the greatest sensors on the planet, its weapons bundle embody enough wire guided torpedoes and sub-surface to floor missiles to neutralise a big enemy fleet, the Navy stated.
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 rising presence of the Chinese Navy within the Indian Ocean.
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