- The sub was given to the Indian Navy on December 20 by the MDL. "Vagir will make it easier for the Indian Navy to protect India's maritime interests.
- Anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, laying mines, and surveillance missions," an official said.
On January 23, officials said that the Indian Navy will start using the fifth submarine from the scorpene class. This submarine is called Vagir. The submarine, which was built as part of Project-75, will improve the Navy’s ability to fight at a time when China is becoming more present in the Indian Ocean region.
As the Chief Guest, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar will be at the ceremony.
India has been working to improve its naval power, with a focus on the Indian Ocean. This is because of worries about China’s growing presence in the area, which is considered the Indian Navy’s backyard.
Six Scorpene-style submarines will be made in India as part of Project-75.
Under a deal with the French Naval Group, the submarines are being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
The Indian Navy has already put into service four submarines from the Kalvari class.
The old Vagir was put into service on November 1, 1973, and it went on many operational missions, including patrols meant to scare away enemies. After about 30 years of service, the submarine was taken out of service in January 2001.
“It will be launched on November 12, 2020, and given the name “Vagir.” In its new form, the submarine has the lowest build time of any submarine made in India to date, an official said.
She went out on the water for the first time in February of last year, which was the start of sea trials. Since then, she has been through a series of thorough acceptance checks and demanding sea trials.
The sub was given to the Indian Navy on December 20 by the MDL. “Vagir will make it easier for the Indian Navy to protect India’s maritime interests. It can do things like anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, laying mines, and surveillance missions,” an official said.