Submarine Vela

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    • The Indian Navy got its fourth submarine INS Vela under Project75.

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    • Earlier this year the Defence Ministry cleared a long-pending proposal for the manufacturing of 6 submarines worth nearly Rs. 50,000 under the P75I project.
    • The Indian Navy currently has 12 submarines. In addition, there are two nuclear submarines INS Arihant and INS Chakra in the navy’s fleet.

    Scorpene Class Submarine

    • The submarines in the Project-75 Scorpene-Class are powered by diesel-electric propulsion systems.
    • Scorpene is one of the most sophisticated submarines, capable of undertaking multifarious missions including anti-surface ship warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and area surveillance.

    Project-75

    • The Project 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.
    • Construction of these submarines in an Indian yard is yet another step towards ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.

    Other Submarines Under Project-75

    • INS Karanj, INS Kalvari, and INS Khanderi. 
    • INS Vagir was launched in the year 2020 and the sixth one, INS Vagsheer, is under construction.

    Source: LM