The newly launched submarine INS Vagir will enhance the Navy's special operations and intelligence gathering capabilities

The newly launched submarine INS Vagir will enhance the Navy's special operations and intelligence gathering capabilities

The Indian Navy's capabilities was enhanced on Monday with the commissioning of INS Vagir, the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class.

In a ceremony that Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar attended, INS Vagir, which was constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited here with technology transfer from France, was commissioned.

According to the Indian Navy, the submarine will increase its capacity to advance India's maritime interests by deterring the adversary and carrying out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) to deliver a crushing blow in emergency situations.

According to the statement, "Vagir" means "sand shark," which stands for stealth and fearlessness, two traits that are integral to the submariner's code of conduct.

Its armament package includes enough wire-guided torpedoes and sub-surface-to-surface missiles to destroy a sizable enemy fleet, according to the Navy, and it is outfitted with some of the greatest sensors in the world.

The submarine can deploy marine commandos for special missions, and the Navy claimed that its powerful diesel engines can fast charge batteries for a stealth mission.

The Navy announcement noted that it has a cutting-edge torpedo decoy system for self-defense.

The Chinese Navy is becoming more visible in the Indian Ocean, which coincides with the commissioning of INS Vagir.