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INS Vagir, fifth submarine of Kalvari class commissioned into Indian Navy

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INS Vagir, 5th submarine of Kalvari class commissioned into Indian Navy

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NEW DELHI: The push in direction of manufacturing complicated indigenous army techniques and gear is bearing fruit because the Indian Navy’s Chief on Monday commissioned Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vagir, the third submarine inducted into the Navy in a brief span of 24 months, in Mumbai.

Admiral R Hari Kumar in his speech stated, “This is no small achievement, and underscores the coming of age of India’s shipbuilding industry, and the maturing of our defence ecosystem. It is also a shining testimony to the expertise and experience of our shipyards to construct complex & complicated platforms.”

Adding that these facets additionally serve to bolster the Indian Navy’s unequivocal dedication and steadfast resolve to be a totally Aatma Nirbhar drive by 2047, Admiral Kumar added, “Vagir – a platform that will give a significant fillip to the Indian Navy’s operational might – and serve as a potent deterrent for any adversary.”

INS Vagir is the fifth Submarine of the six beneath Project 75 Kalvari class and has been commissioned throughout the shortest time within the historical past of indigenously-manufactured submarines. It took its first sea trial on 01 February 2021. These submarines are being inbuilt India by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai, beneath collaboration with Naval Group, France. Vagsheer, the sixth and final of the category, was launched in April 2022 and is predicted to be commissioned in two years.

It is vital as whereas the Indian Navy’s underwater fight arm is working submarines greater than 20 years previous, its manufacturing programmes are additionally operating late. Meanwhile China has been augmenting its naval energy with steady deployment of warships and submarines into the Indian Ocean. China has turn into the most important Navy with 355 warships and submarines whereas India’s whole fleet energy is 130.

In the Navy, it’s a time-honoured naval custom that ‘old ships and submarines never die.’ In holding with that spirit, INS Vagir is a re-incarnation of the erstwhile Vagir, which served India and the Indian Navy for 3 many years. Vagir takes its identify from the ‘Sand shark’, a lethal deep-sea predator of the Indian Ocean. In its new avatar too, INS Vagir is filled with “a formidable weapon bundle and state-of-the-art stealth know-how.

“Her capabilities and firepower will not only enhance the Navy’s combat potential, but also add teeth to our deterrence,” stated the CNS.

Admiral Kumar recommended the employees and all employees of MDL. He additionally complimented the submarine’s Commanding Officer and his crew for his or her unwavering dedication and sustained efforts in direction of progressing all main trials, together with these of weapons and sensors, inside a brief span of simply eleven months. “As the commissioning crew, you bear an onerous responsibility. In that, while you must ensure the highest levels of combat-readiness and efficiency, you also have to work to establish and nurture the culture and the soul of Vagir,” the Navy chief stated.

The contract for P-75 was signed in 2005. The first of the P-75 submarines was inducted into the Navy in December 2017.

NEW DELHI: The push in direction of manufacturing complicated indigenous army techniques and gear is bearing fruit because the Indian Navy’s Chief on Monday commissioned Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vagir, the third submarine inducted into the Navy in a brief span of 24 months, in Mumbai.

Admiral R Hari Kumar in his speech stated, “This is no small achievement, and underscores the coming of age of India’s shipbuilding industry, and the maturing of our defence ecosystem. It is also a shining testimony to the expertise and experience of our shipyards to construct complex & complicated platforms.”

Adding that these facets additionally serve to bolster the Indian Navy’s unequivocal dedication and steadfast resolve to be a totally Aatma Nirbhar drive by 2047, Admiral Kumar added, “Vagir – a platform that will give a significant fillip to the Indian Navy’s operational might – and serve as a potent deterrent for any adversary.”

INS Vagir is the fifth Submarine of the six beneath Project 75 Kalvari class and has been commissioned throughout the shortest time within the historical past of indigenously-manufactured submarines. It took its first sea trial on 01 February 2021. These submarines are being inbuilt India by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai, beneath collaboration with Naval Group, France. Vagsheer, the sixth and final of the category, was launched in April 2022 and is predicted to be commissioned in two years.

It is vital as whereas the Indian Navy’s underwater fight arm is working submarines greater than 20 years previous, its manufacturing programmes are additionally operating late. Meanwhile China has been augmenting its naval energy with steady deployment of warships and submarines into the Indian Ocean. China has turn into the most important Navy with 355 warships and submarines whereas India’s whole fleet energy is 130.

In the Navy, it’s a time-honoured naval custom that ‘old ships and submarines never die.’ In holding with that spirit, INS Vagir is a re-incarnation of the erstwhile Vagir, which served India and the Indian Navy for 3 many years. Vagir takes its identify from the ‘Sand shark’, a lethal deep-sea predator of the Indian Ocean. In its new avatar too, INS Vagir is filled with “a formidable weapon bundle and state-of-the-art stealth know-how.

“Her capabilities and firepower will not only enhance the Navy’s combat potential, but also add teeth to our deterrence,” stated the CNS.

Admiral Kumar recommended the employees and all employees of MDL. He additionally complimented the submarine’s Commanding Officer and his crew for his or her unwavering dedication and sustained efforts in direction of progressing all main trials, together with these of weapons and sensors, inside a brief span of simply eleven months. “As the commissioning crew, you bear an onerous responsibility. In that, while you must ensure the highest levels of combat-readiness and efficiency, you also have to work to establish and nurture the culture and the soul of Vagir,” the Navy chief stated.

The contract for P-75 was signed in 2005. The first of the P-75 submarines was inducted into the Navy in December 2017.