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Commissioning of Submarine INS Vela in Mumbai

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The Indian Navy's fourth stealth scorpene class submarine, INS Vela, commissioned today.

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The submarine has been built by Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in collaboration with M/s Naval Group of France.

(Express photo by pradip das)

The previous avatar of INS Vela was commissioned on 31st August 1973.

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It rendered yeoman service to the nation for 37 eventful years before being decommissioned on 25th June 2010.

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The new Vela is a potent man o' war and is capable of offensive operations that span across the entire spectrum of maritime warfare.

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Induction of the submarine consolidates the Indian Navy's position as a builder's Navy significantly.

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It adds sharpness and strength to its combat capability.

(Express photo by pradip das)