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Daily News Analysis


12th November, 2020 Security and Defence

Context: Indian Navy’s fifth Scorpene class submarine Vagir launched

  • Vagir is part of the six Kalvari-class submarines being built in India.
  • The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built as part of Indian Navy’s Project-75.
  • INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines, was launched in 2017, followed by Khanderi, Karanj and Vela.
  • These submarines can undertake missions like anti- surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and area surveillance.