INS Vela – UPSC Prelims

  • INS Vela is the fourth submarine under Project 75 for the Indian Navy.
  • It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpene class.
  • Vela is named after a type of Indian fish belonging to the stingray family, and the crest depicts the fish swimming across the blue seas. It also carries forward the name of a decommissioned submarine Vela which served the Navy from 1973 to 2010.
  • Built by: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group(earlier DCNS), France.
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