Indian Navy to commission INS Vela today: All you need to know
- This submarine is known to have advanced stealth and combat capabilities
- The previous avatar of INS Vela was commissioned on August 31, 1973
- Three of these submarines - Kalvari, Khanderi, Karanj - have already been commissioned
The Indian Navy will on Thursday commission INS Vela, its fourth Scorpene-class submarine. The induction of INS Vela will boost the Navy's combat capability.
The commissioning is taking place under Project 75, which includes construction of six submarines of the Scorpene class. These submarines can undertake multifarious missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.
Three of these submarines - Kalvari, Khanderi, Karanj - have already been commissioned.
Here's all you need to know about Indian Navy's newest induction:
a. The submarine will be commissioned by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.
b. INS Vela has been built by Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in collaboration with M/s Naval Group of France.
c. This submarine is known to have advanced stealth and combat capabilities.
d. Some of these features are advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels and hydro-dynamically optimised shape.
e. The previous avatar of INS Vela was commissioned on August 31, 1973 and it rendered service to the nation for 37 eventful years before being decommissioned on June 25, 2010.