INS Vagir Submarine commissioned by Indian Navy
INS Vagir is a Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine built under Project 75 by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, India. The submarine was launched on November 12, 2020, and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on December 4, 2021, in a ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
Details about INS Vagir
- Length – 67.5 meters
- Beam – 6.2 meters
- Draft – 6 meters
- Displacement – 1,550 tons (submerged)
- Speed – 20 knots (submerged)
- Range – 12,000 nautical miles at 8 knots
- Crew – 37 (including 8 officers)
- Armament – Six 533 mm torpedo tubes, including 18 torpedoes or anti-ship missiles, or 30 mines
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INS Vagir is powered by two 1250 kW diesel generators and a 3600 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor. It is equipped with advanced sonar systems, including a passive sonar suite and a torpedo attack and control system.
Features of INS Vagir
The submarine has been named after the Sand Fish, a predatory fish found in the Indian Ocean. It is the sixth submarine of the Scorpene class to be commissioned by the Indian Navy. The Scorpene class submarines are known for their stealth, speed, and advanced capabilities, including anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.
INS Vagir has a length of 67.5 meters and a height of 12.3 meters. It has a displacement of 1,550 tonnes and is capable of operating at a depth of 300 meters. The submarine is powered by diesel-electric propulsion and has a top speed of 20 knots when submerged.
Overall, INS Vagir is a state-of-the-art submarine designed to operate in all waters, including the shallow waters of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
The commissioning of INS Vagir is a significant milestone for the Indian Navy as it will enhance the country’s maritime security capabilities. The submarine will join the Indian Navy’s fleet of conventional and nuclear submarines, which plays a critical role in protecting India’s maritime interests.
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