It is the fourth submarine (Kalvari, Khanderi, and Karanja are other three) of the Project-75 that was delivered to the Indian Navy recently.
The first INS Vela was first commissioned on August 31, 1973, in the Indian Naval Service and continued to
serve for 37 years. It was the country’s oldest submarine when it was decommissioned on June 25, 2010
Project-75 includes construction of six submarines of Scorpene design.
INS Kalvar • launched in October 2015 and was commissioned in December 2017.
INS Khanderi • launched in January 2017 for trials & commissioned in September 2019.
INS Karanj • launched in January 2018 and commissioned in 2021.
INS VELA • LAUNCHED IN MAY 2019 AND INDUCTED RECENTLY.
INS Vagir • launched in November 2020.
INS Vagsheer • It is in the advanced stage of outfitting.
Scorpene submarines can undertake multifarious types of missions i.e Anti-Surface warfare, Anti-Submarine warfare, Intelligence gathering, Mine Laying, Area Surveillance etc.
These submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai.