Sixth And Last Submarine Of Indian Navy’s Kalvari Class Submarines Of Project 75 Launched
New Delhi, April 21 (TNA) Yard 11880, the sixth and last submarine of Indian Navy’s Kalvari class submarines of Project 75 was launched on Wednesday at Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin, Mazagon Dock Limited. Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary was the Chief Guest at the ceremony and the submarine named ‘Vagsheer’ was launched by Veena Ajay Kumar, in keeping with naval traditions of launch/ naming by a lady.
The ceremony was attended by senior naval officers including Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade and dignitaries from IHQ MoD (Navy), officials from Director General De Ĺ Armament, France and Naval Group, France. The first of the Project 75 submarines was commissioned into the Indian Navy in December 2017 and presently four submarines of this Project are in commission.
The fifth submarine is progressing with the Sea Trials and is likely to be delivered this year. The sixth submarine, ‘Vagsheer’, will commence setting to work of various equipment and their harbour trials. The crew will thereafter sail the submarine for rigorous Sea Acceptance Trials after which the submarine would be delivered to the Indian Navy next year.