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Scorpene-class Submarine ‘VAGSHEER’ inaugurated at Mazagon Dock Limited

Scorpene-class Submarine ‘VAGSHEER’ inaugurated at Mazagon Dock LimitedINS Vagsheer, the sixth (6th) Scorpene Submarine of Project-75 was launched by the Indian Navy at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. the name of the submarine is ‘Vagsheer’.

  • Vagsheer submarine will undergo rigorous harbour trials and sea trials. French naval defence and energy company ‘DCNS’ has designed these submarines and has been manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai.

Scorpene Submarine

  • It has ensured superior stealth features such as advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimized shape and so on.
  • It has the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons.
  • Scorpene submarines can launch various types of missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.

List of submarines under Scorpene-class submarines:

  • First (1st) submarine: INS Kalvari- was commissioned on 14 December 2017.
  • Second (2nd): INS Khanderi – was commissioned on September 2019
  • Third (3rd): INS Karanj – was commissioned on March 2021
  • Fourth (4th): INS Vela – was commissioned on November 2021
  • Fifth (5th): INS Vagir- launched in November 2020 and is undergoing sea trials.

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