Indian Navy's fifth Kalavari class submarine 'Vagir' is now inducted into Indian Navy. It also created a record fastest-built submarine in Indian history. Read more to know Vagir's capabilities.
The Vagirclass submarines were first commissioned in 1973. At that time it was used for maritime patrol and surveillance of enemy submarines. It was withdrawn from service in 2001 after nearly three decades of service.
3 Decades of Service
It has been designed to meet the requirements of the present fleet. It was built by Mazagon Dock Ship Builders Limited and developed fully indigenously.
New Vagir with equipped features
Even though INS Vagir was unveiled in November 2020, till February 2022, various tests including weapon tests and sonar tests were conducted in the sea. And recently this submarine was handed over to the Navy.
Vagir is one of the state-of-the-art submarines built with complete indigenous know-how. This is the fifth diesel-electric submarine that was built under the code name ‘Project75’.
Vagir's Top Features
The Navy claims that INS Vagir is an all-rounder in maritime warfare. Vagir is equipped with the world's most advanced sonars and wire-guided torpedoes. Subsurface-to-surface missiles can be launched from this submarine.
Vagir can effectively handle anti-submarine warfare. It can undertake
a variety of operations including reconnaissance missions such as gathering intelligence on the presence
of enemy submarines.
This submarine is 221 feet long and 40 feet wide. It is powered by four powerful diesel engines.
Vagir in numbers.
It can go down to a depth of 350 feet without any problem. When Submerged It has the ability to run at a speed of 37 km per hour .
Vagir can go at a speed of 20 km per hour on the surface of the sea and can travel up to 12,000 kms. This submarine can stay underwater continuously for 50 days.
Vagir operates with modern navigation and tracking system and it can accommodate more than 40 soldiers.
Vagir will further enhance India's maritime interest and India’s. Naval capacity will increase.
A key role in the navy
Vagir is named after The Sand Shark, which represents ‘Stealth and Fearlessness’, two qualities that are synonymous with the ethos of
Vagir will boost the Indian Navy’s capability to further India’s maritime interests and is capable of undertaking diverse missions.