The Indian Navy on Thursday commissioned INS Vela, the fourth Scorpene-class submarine in the presence of Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at the Noval Dockyard in Mumbai.
Indian Navy chief Karambir Singh said that INS Vela has the ability to undertake an entire spectrum of submarine operations.
"INS Vela has the ability to undertake an entire spectrum of submarine operations. Given today's dynamic and complex security situation, its capability and firepower will play a crucial role in enhancing the Navy's ability to protect India's maritime interests," he said.
Earlier, INS Visakhapatnam was inducted into the Indian Navy on November 21.
The Navy chief said that the P-75 project represents the growing strategic congruence between India and France.
"Today's commissioning marks another high point in this enduring partnership. We crossed halfway mark of Project 75," he said.