Why in news?
As construction was completed, INS Vela was launched at Mumbai’s Mazagon Docks shipbuilders.
What is INS Vela?
- It is the fourth submarine of the Scorpene class that Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd has constructed under project 75I by technology transfer.
- The MDL’s experience with the Scorpene project and technology transfer is ready to build future submarines.
- The AIP in such submarines allows them to operate under water for more than 21 days in accordance with variables such as velocity.
- A complete list of submarines of this class are INS Kalvari-Active, INS Khanderi-Sea Test, INS Karanj − Sea Test, INS Vela–Sea Test, INS Vagir which is under construction.