Indian Navy commissions fourth Kalvari-class submarine

Photo: Indian Navy
Photo: Indian Navy

The Indian Navy commissioned its fourth Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine in a ceremony in Mumbai on Thursday, November 25.

INS Vela was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) of Mumbai as a variant of the Naval Group-designed Scorpene-class submarines.

Vela measures 75 by 6.2 metres and is crewed by eight officers and 35 enlisted sailors. Its armament includes torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

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