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Indian Navy received 4th Scorpene Submarine ‘Vela’

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4th Scorpene submarine of the Project-75, Yard 11878 was delivered to the Indian Navy which will be commissioned as INS (Indian Naval Ship) Vela. Project-75 includes the construction of six submarines of Scorpene design by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai (Maharashtra) in collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France. Currently, three submarines under Project-75 are functional with the Indian Navy viz. INS Karanj, INS Kalvari, and INS Khanderi.

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About the INS Vela:

  • INS Vela is known to have advanced stealth and combat capabilities when it comes to engaging with the enemy.
  • Scorpene-class submarines can undertake multifarious missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance, etc.
  • The submarines are designed to operate in all theatres with means provided to ensure interoperability with other components of a naval task force.

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