Indian Navy to commission submarine INS Vela.


  • Indian Navy commissions 4th Scorpene-class submarine  INS Vela in Mumbai in the presence of the chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • It was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai  in collaboration with M/s Naval Group of France.

Project 75 or P-75 

  • In 2005, India and France signed a $ 3.75 billion contract for building six  diesel-electric  Scorpene class submarines in India.
  • The submarine is being built by the  Public Sector, Mazgaon Docks Ltd, Mumbai and the technology provider is the French company DCNS, which is now called Naval Group.
  • The first submarine INS Kalvari was commissioned in 2017 and hence it is also called as Kalvari class of submarine in India.

Other submarines in the P-75 are 

  • INS Khanderi
  • INS Karanj
  • INS Vela
  •  INS Vagir,
  •  INS Vagsheer

INS Vagir is undergoing sea trials and INS Vagsheer is under construction.

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