Vagir submarine | Submarine Vagir of Kalvari Division joined the Indian Navy at Ammulapodi. The submarine was handed over to Navy officials at a ceremony held on Tuesday. The third submarine was delivered to the Indian Navy in just 24 months. This is the fifth Kalvari class Submarine Yard 11879 of Project-75. Under this project, a total of 6 indigenous submarines will be built by Scorpion Design Company.
The submarine is being built by Mazagon Dock Ship Builders Limited in Mumbai. M/s France’s Naval Group is providing support for this. In 2005, there was an agreement between the two companies to build 6 submarines. Navy officials said that the arrival of this submarine will increase the strength of the Indian Navy. Vagir will begin sea trials from February 2022. It is noteworthy that the main trials of weapons and sensors have been completed in the shortest possible time as compared to other submarines.
The then Central Government headed by Inder Kumar Gujral decided to provide 25 submarines to the Indian Navy. Project 75 was created for this. Under this project, a 30-year plan has been prepared to make submarines. In 2005, a $3.75 billion deal was signed between India and France for the production of six Scorpene-designed submarines. The Indian Navy received the first Kalvari class submarine in 2017.