Mazagon Dock launches sixth and last Scorpene class submarine 'Vagsheer'
21 April 2022
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) on Wednesday launched `Vagsheer’, the sixth and last submarine of the Indian Navy’s Kalvari class submarines eing uilt with French collaboration under Project-75.
The sub was launched by Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of defence secretary and chief guest at the launch ceremony Ajay Kumar, at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
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 L Armament, France and Naval Group, France.
The first of the Project-75 submarines was commissioned into the Navy in December 2017 and currently four submarines of this Project are being commissioned into 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.