Yard 11880, the sixth and last submarine of the Indian Navy’s Kalvari class submarines of Project 75 has been launched today at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary was the Chief Guest at the ceremony and the submarine named ‘Vagsheer’ was launched by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, in keeping with Naval traditions of launch/ naming by a lady.
The ceremony was attended by senior naval officers including Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command Vice Admiral AB Singh, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral SN Ghormade and dignitaries both from Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy), Headquarters Western Naval Command and officials from Director General De Ĺ Armament, France and Naval Group, France.
The first of the Project – 75 submarines was commissioned into the Navy in December 2017 and presently four submarines of this Project are in commission in the Indian Navy. The fifth submarine is progressing with the Sea Trials and is likely to be delivered this year.
The sixth submarine will now commence setting to work of various equipment and their harbour trials. The crew will thereafter sail the submarine for the rigorous Sea Acceptance Trials after which the submarine would be delivered to the Indian Navy by late next year.
The 6th & last submarine of Indian Navy’s Project – 75 named ‘Vagsheer’, was launched on 20 April 2022.— SSBCrackExams (@SSBCrackExams) April 20, 2022
Vagsheer would now undergo extensive sea trials prior being commissioned into Indian Navy.
These submarines are being built indigenously at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/6Ta1KseMTY
All About The Indian Navy Active Submarines
INS Kalvari is the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75. The Submarine was commissioned on 14 December 2017.
|Name||Pennant No.||Date of Commission|
|Kalvari||S 21||01 May 2016|
|Khanderi||S.22||12 Jan 2017|
|Karanj||S 23||31 Jan 2018|
|Vela||S 24||06 May 2019|
|Vagir||S 25||12 Nov 2020|
|INS Karanj||10 March 2021|
|Vagsheer||20 April 2022|
INS Chakra is an 8,140-tonne Akula class, nuclear-powered submarine..The submarine was commissioned on 04 April, 2012.
|Name||Pennant No.||Date of Commission|
|Chakra||S 71||04 Apr 2012|
Sindhughosh class submarines are the Kilo class diesel-electric submarines. They are designated 877EKM, and were built under a contract between Rosvooruzhenie and the Ministry of Defence (India).
The submarines have a displacement of 3,000 tonnes, a maximum diving depth of 300 meters, top speed of 18 knots, and are able to operate solo for 45 days with a crew of 53.
|Name||Pennant No||Date of Commission|
|Sindhugosh||S 55||30 Apr 1986|
|Sindhudhvaj||S 56||12 Jun 1987|
|Sindhuraj||S 57||20 Oct 1987|
|Sindhuvir||S 58||11 Jun 1988|
|Sindhuratna||S 59||22 Dec 1988|
|Sindhukesari||S 60||16 Feb 1989|
|Sindhukirti||S 61||04 Jan 1990|
|Sindhuvijay||S 62||08 Mar 1991|
|Sindhushashtra||S 65||19 Jul 2000|
The Shishumar class vessels (Type 1500) are diesel-electric submarines..These submarines are developed by the German yard Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW).The first two of these vessels were built by HDW at Kiel, while the remainder have been built at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) Mumbai. The ships were commissioned between 1986 and 1994. These submarines have a displacement of 1660 tons when surfaced, a speed of 22 knots (41 km/h), and a complement of 40 including eight officers. The submarines has the provision of an IKL-designed escape system.
|Name||Pennant No.||Date of Commissioning|
|Shishumar||S 44||22 Sep 1986|
|Shankush||S 45||20 Nov 1986|
|Shalki||S 46||07 Feb 1992|
|Shankul||S 47||28 May 1994|
NOTE:-All Submarines are prefixed with letters ‘INS’ when being referred to by their Indian Navy designated Names
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