India’s fifth Kalvari-class submarine hits the water

INS Vagir, a future Indian Navy submarine based on the Scorpene-class (Photo: Naval Group)

State-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders launched a new submarine into the water at its Mumbai facilities on Thursday, November 12.

The future INS Vagir is the fifth diesel-electric submarine in the indigenously-built Kalvari-class, which are based on the Scorpene-class submarines designed by France’s Naval Group.

The future Vagir will then undergo sea trials. It is scheduled for commissioning before the end of 2022.

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