New Delhi: The 4th Stealth Scorpene-Class Submarine of the Indian Navy has been inducted into the fleet today to boost India's strength at sea. In fact, during an event today, November 25, 2021, at the INS Vela Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, the Indian Navy chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, joined the Navy. Speaking on the occasion, Anish Mathew, Commanding Officer, INS Vela said, "This is a proud opportunity for all of us. The submarine has a battery and modern communication system built in the country. Therefore, its joining the Navy will also boost the dream of a self-reliant India. Let me tell you all that with the induction of IAS Vela into the Navy fleet, it will help in curbing China's growing influence in the Indian Ocean.
It is also being said that this is an important step under maritime security and will also increase the strength of the army under the sea. Let us also inform all of you that earlier on 21st November, the Navy also inducted a Guided Missile Destroyer, Visakhapatnam, into the Navy fleet. Yes, and this was also an important step towards strengthening the Self-Reliant India Campaign. A total of 75 per cent of its equipment has been manufactured indigenously, but on Visakhapatnam, Captain Birender Singh says that some testing will be continued after the commissioning.
INS Vela is about 67.5 metres long and 12.3 metres high. The submarine is said to be able to dive under the sea from 300 to 400 metres. At the same time, INS Vela is said to be like a silent killer, because it has the power to hunt down the enemy silently. Also tell you that INS Vela was launched on 7th May 2019. All the trials of Vela have been completed and are fully qualified to fight the enemies.