Indian Navy launches its fifth class submarine Vagir
About INS Vagir
- It has superior stealth features like the advanced acoustic absorption technique
- INS Vagir is part of the six Kalvari-class submarines being built in India.
- The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built as part of Indian Navy’s Project-75.
- INS Vagir is named after the Sand Fish, a deadly deep-sea predator of the Indian Ocean.
- The first Vagir, a submarine from Russia, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on December 3, 1973, and was decommissioned on June 7, 2001 after almost three decades of service to the nation.
What kind of missions do they undertake?
They can undertake missions like anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and area surveillance