DELIVERY OF FOURTH SCORPENE SUBMARINE ‘VELA’ TO INDIAN NAVY

What is the News?

The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth Scorpene-class submarine named ‘Vela’.

About INS Vela

INS Vela is the fourth submarine under Project 75 for the Indian Navy.

It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class.

Read more: What are Scorpene Class Submarines?

 

About Project 75

Project – 75 includes the construction of six submarines of Scorpene design. 

These submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.

Among them, three submarines namely INS Karanj, INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi are functional. The fourth one INS Vela was delivered now.

The fifth one INS Vagir was launched in 2020 and the sixth one, INS Vagsheer is under construction.

Read more: Explained: India’s submarine strength

Source: This post is based on the article DELIVERY OF FOURTH SCORPENE SUBMARINE ‘VELA’ TO INDIAN NAVYpublished in PIB on 9th November 2021.

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