NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy on Thursday commissioned submarine INS Vela, adding more teeth to the country’s naval prowess.
This is the fourth of the six submarines the Indian Navy is to induct under the Kalvari-class submarine Project-75.
The submarine was commissioned in the presence of Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh at the Noval Dockyard in Mumbai.
“INS Vela has the ability to undertake an entire spectrum of submarine operations. Given today’s dynamic and complex security situation, its capability and firepower will play a crucial role in enhancing the Navy’s ability to protect India’s maritime interests,” he added.
This is the second major induction in the Indian Navy in less than a week.
Earlier, INS Visakhapatnam was inducted into the Indian Navy on November 21.