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Navy gets 5th Scorpene-class submarine Vagir: All you need to know | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy on Tuesday received the fifth scorpene class submarine vagina before being put into operation as planned next month. The submarine, built under Project 75, will enhance the combat capabilities of the Indian Navy at a time when China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region.
Here’s everything you need to know…
* Launched in November 2020, this submarine commenced sea trials from February 2022 and completed all tests including weapons and sensor testing in the shortest time possible. comparable to previous submarines.
* It will be brought into India Navy immediately following ‘INS Vagir’, a fully capable submarine capable of operating in all modes and modes of deployment.

* ‘Vagir’ is built to perform a variety of missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, minelaying, area surveillance, operations in multiple battlefields, demonstrating capabilities interact with other elements of the Naval Task Force.
* Project-75 includes the domestic construction of six submarines of the Scorpene design. The submarines are being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai in collaboration with the French Navy Corporation.
* Previously, Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) delivered the submarines ‘Kalvari’, ‘Khanderi’, ‘Karanj’, ‘Vela’.
* The Scorpene submarine includes outstanding stealth features such as advanced sound absorption techniques, low radiation noise levels, optimized hydrodynamic shape, etc., and the ability to conduct an attack cripple enemies with precision-guided weapons.
* India is focusing on strengthening its maritime capabilities, with a focus on the Indian Ocean amid concerns about China’s growing inroads into the region, seen as the backyard of the Indian Navy. Degree.
* The construction of these submarines at an Indian shipyard is another step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Navy Commander spokesman Vivek Madhwal said.
* In a related development, ‘Arnala’, the first anti-submarine warfare corvette built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the Indian Navy, was launched Tuesday in Chennai.
* At the launch of ‘Arnala’, the Navy stated that the name was chosen to denote the maritime strategic importance of Arnala Island (located approximately 13 km north of Vasai, maharashtra) of the great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
(With input from agencies)

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