Indian Navy’s sixth and final Kalvari class submarine, Wagsheer, commences sea trials
The Indian Navy’s sixth and final Kalvari class submarine, Vaghsheer, has begun its sea trials. Vaghsheer is scheduled for delivery to the Indian Navy in early 2024 after completion of these trial.
The submarine was launched on 20th April 2022 from the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said MDL has delivered’ three submarines of the Project – 75 in 24 months and the commencement of sea trials of the sixth submarine is a significant milestone.
It said this is indicative of the boost towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. The submarine will now undergo intense trials of all its systems at sea, these include propulsion systems, weapons and sensors.
The commissioning of the submarine, built under Project-75, is set to enhance the Navy’s combat capability at a time when China has been increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region.