Indian Navy New Submarine INS Vela: India is continuously increasing its military strength. In this episode, recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially handed over many equipments to the forces in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, India’s strength at sea increased with the induction of INS Visakhapatnam in the Indian Navy. So right there, now there is a preparation to increase the strength of India four times in the depths of the ocean.
Navy will get INS Vela today
Actually, the Kalavari class submarine i.e. submarine INS Vela is going to join the Indian Navy today. INS Vela, the fourth submarine of the Kalavari class, is 221 feet long, 40 feet high and weighs 1565 tonnes. About 11 km of pipe and 60 km of cable fittings have been done to set up the machinery at INS Vela.
This submarine is made of special steel, it has high tensile strength which is capable of operating deep under water. Its stealth technology makes it capable of deceiving the radar system i.e. the radar will not be able to track it. It can complete its work without noticing the enemy. Apart from this, it can be operated in any weather.
INS Vela has 360 battery cells
INS Vela is fitted with two 1250 kW diesel engines. It has 360 battery cells. The weight of each is close to 750 kg. On the basis of these batteries, INS Vela can cover a distance of 6500 nautical miles i.e. about 12000 km. This journey can be of 45-50 days. This submarine can detect the enemy even at a depth of up to 350 meters.
Talking about the top speed of INS Vela, it is 22 notes. It has a magnetised propulsion motor at the rear with technology sourced from France. Its sound does not go out of the submarine. That is why, INS Vela Submarine can also be called silent killer. There are advanced weapons within it, which can easily get rid of sixes of enemies in times of war.
Weapons to destroy the enemy
Talking about the weapons installed on the INS Vela, 6 torpedo tubes have been made on it, from which torpedoes are fired. It can carry a maximum of 18 torpedoes at a time or anti-ship missile SM39 can also be carried. Mines can also be laid through this.
The weapons and sensors in the submarine are linked to the High Technology Combat Management System. It can communicate with all other naval warships. Let us inform that earlier, out of the six submarines of the Scorpion class, India has already got three submarines INS Kalvari, Khanderi and Karanj.
Indigenous submarine INS Vela
Significantly, in 2005, the Government of India had signed an agreement with the French company M/s Naval Group (earlier DCNS) under Transfer of Technology. The deal was valued at US$3.5 billion. Following this deal, INS Vela has been built in India, it is an indigenous submarine, which has been prepared under the ‘Make in India’ campaign.