INS Vagir – a submarine of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Colombo today (19th June 2023) on a formal visit. The visiting submarine was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in precision of naval traditions.

INS Vagir is a 67.5m long submarine with a crew of 60 and it is commanded by Commander Divakar S.

The crew of INS Vagir and personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy will be taking part in a yoga event at the Western Naval Command, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. Moreover, a group of personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy is expected to visit the submarine to take part in an awareness program on its operational features.

During their stay in the country, the crew of the submarine is scheduled to take part in several activities organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, with a view to promoting cooperation between both navies. In addition, they will visit some of the tourist attractions in the country.

Concluding the official visit, INS Vagir will depart the island on 22nd June 2023.