Indian Navy’s 5th Scorpene-class submarine hits the water

Vagir Submarine
Vagir Submarine; Image by Indian Navy

The 5th Scorpene Class submarine of the Indian Navy (Project 75) was launched today at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai.

The submarine, named Vagir, was launched in accordance with the naval traditions by Vijaya Shripad Naik, wife of India’s Minister of State for Defense.

The vessel is part of a series of six Kalvari-class submarines that are being built in India and the ships have been designed by French DCNS.

The submarine integrates superior stealth features and can operate in various types of missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, mine laying, and area surveillance.

The first two ships from the series, Kalvari and Khanderi, have been already commissioned into service, while the third submarine Karanj and the fourth one named Vela are undergoing sea trials. Construction is underway on the final vessel from the series as well.

Photo: Vagir Submarine; Image by Indian Navy