Submarine Vagir

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  • January 20, 2023
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Context: The Indian Navy is set to commission the fifth of its diesel-electric Scorpene-class submarine Vagir.

About Submarine Vagir:

  • Vagir is among the six submarines being built in India by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, in collaboration with the French M/s Naval Group under Project 75.
  • INS Vagir is the fifth submarine of the first batch of six Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy.
  • It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class.
  • It is named after the Sand Fish of the Indian Ocean.
  • It is designed to operate in all theatres of operation.
  • It can launch attacks with both torpedoes and tube launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.
  • The Kalvari class is capable of offensive operations across the entire spectrum of naval warfare including:
    • anti-surface warfare,
    • anti-submarine warfare,
    • intelligence gathering,
    • mine laying and
    • area surveillance

MUST READ: Project 75I

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) With reference to `Astrosat’, the astronomical observatory launched by India, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2016)

  1. Other than the USA and Russia, India is the only country to have launched a similar observatory into space.
  2. Astrosat is a 2000 kg satellite placed in an orbit at 1650 km above the surface of the Earth.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


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