INS Vela, the fourth submarine of the Scorpene class, is all set to induct the Navy after nearly 11 months of various trials. It is commissioned in the Navy on November 25. About 67.5 meters long and 12.3 meters high, this submarine is capable of diving in ocean depths up to 300-400 meters. INS Vela is capable of hunting the enemy very quietly as the components and equipment inside it make very little noise.
All its equipment is made in the country
Dainik’s team reached this submarine before the launch and understood its specialty. Captain Anish Mathew of Submarine said during the conversation, “The main battery on board INS Vela is completely indigenously built in the era of self-reliant India. Apart from this, many of the equipment used in it are also made in the country.
This submarine runs on battery
He said that being a conventional submarine, it is capable of running in both battery and diesel mode. This submarine mainly charges the battery with diesel and then the submarine runs from the battery. According to Captain Mathew, its stealth future is state-of-the-art. After inducting into the naval fleet, INS Vela will have 10 officers and 35 sailors. It is being told that this submarine is capable of staying in the depth of the sea for about 45 days.
Significantly, INS Vela was launched on 6 May 2019. This submarine faced sea trials for the first time on 17 February 2020. MDL was earlier supposed to hand over it on December 9, 2021, but now it is going to be commissioned ahead of time.
effective in ambushing
Sonar operator Vishal Samman from INS Vela says that with the help of France, this submarine has been built at M/s MDL, Mumbai. Due to its sonar being state-of-the-art, it captures even the smallest movement. He told that this submarine has been designed in such a way that it can attack and destroy the enemy by hiding and ambushing inside the sea.
This submarine is special
First INS Kalvari, then submarine Khanderi and submarine Karanj joined the Navy’s fleet and now the fourth submarine INS Vela is going to join. INS Vela Submarine is equipped with state-of-the-art stealth futuristic weapon systems, advanced sonar, radar, electronic surveillance sensors and satellite communication systems. This submarine is the fourth of the six submarines of the Calvary class.