India Receives Fifth Scorpene Submarine
New Delhi: The fifth submarine of the Project 75, Kalvari-class submarines, has been delivered to the Indian Navy. Project 75 includes indigenous construction of six submarines of the Scorpene design.
These vessels are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, in collaboration with French shipyard, Naval Group. Launched on Nov 12, 2020, Vagir commenced the sea trials from Feb 1 2022 and completed all major trials including the weapon and sensor trials in the shortest time.
Construction of these submarines in an Indian yard is another step towards India’s self-reliance policy and enhances self-confidence in this field, a notable achievement is that this is the third submarine delivered to the Indian Navy in a span of 24 months. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Indian Navy)