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Indian Navy to commission Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela on Thursday


The Indian Navy said on Wednesday it would commission the INS Vela, its fourth Scorpene-class stealth submarine under Project 75, on Thursday, an induction that will boost its combat capability.

Project 75 involves the construction of six Scorpene-designed submarines. Three of these submarines – Kalvari, Khanderi, Karanj – have already been put into service. The Indian Navy’s fourth Scorpene-class stealth submarine, INS Vela, is expected to enter service on November 25, 2021, the Navy said in a statement. The submarine was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, based in Mumbai, in collaboration with M / s Naval Group of France.

The previous INS Vela avatar was commissioned on August 31, 1973, and it served the nation great service for 37 eventful years before being decommissioned on June 25, 2010.

The new “Vela” is a powerful man of war and is capable of offensive operations spanning the full spectrum of maritime warfare, the statement said. The induction of the submarine greatly consolidates the Indian Navy’s position as a yard navy and adds sharpness and strength to its combat capability, he added. The Indian Navy’s stealth guided missile destroyer Visakhapatnam was commissioned in Mumbai on Sunday. The native-built warship is filled with an array of anti-submarine missiles and rockets.

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