Vagsheer, the sixth and final submarine in the Scorpene class, will be launched on April 20 from Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock. The submarine is part of Project-75, which includes the MDL’s Scorpene or Kalvari-class diesel-electric attack submarines, as well as French involvement.
So date, four submarines of this type have been commissioned: the INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, and INS Vela.
Vela and Vagsheer, the two remaining submarines, are scheduled to be commissioned in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
INS Kalvari was commissioned on December 14, 2017, after being launched on October 27, 2015.
INS Khanderi was commissioned on September 28, 2019, after being started on January 12, 2017.
INS Karanj was commissioned on March 10, 2021, after being launched on January 31, 2018.
INS Vela was commissioned on November 25, 2021, after being launched on May 6, 2019.
On November 12, 2020, Vagir was launched.
The Scorpene or Kalvari-class submarines are among the world’s most technologically advanced conventional submarines. These platforms are outfitted with the most cutting-edge technology available. These submarines are outfitted with powerful weaponry and sensors to neutralise any threat above or below the sea surface, making them more deadly and stealthy than their predecessors.
The Scorpene submarines are exceptionally powerful vessels that are equipped with both long-range guided torpedoes and anti-ship missiles. They also have superior stealth features.
These submarines contain a cutting-edge SONAR and sensor package, allowing for exceptional operational capabilities. Their propulsion motor is an improved Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Motor (PERMASYN).