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China will get a befitting reply in the Indian Ocean, missile destroyers and submarines will be included in the naval fleet

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The Indian Navy will induct a missile destroyer and a Kalvari-class submarine in its fleet to deal with the growing Chinese aggression and the changing security situation in the Indian Ocean region. In this regard, Vice Admiral Satish Namdev Ghormade, the Vice Chief of the Navy, said that the warship ‘Visakhapatnam’ would be inducted into the force on November 21 while the submarine ‘Vela’ would be inducted on November 25.

The Navy Commander said that 39 naval ships and submarines are currently being built at various Indian shipyards, which are expected to give a major boost to India’s maritime capability. “We all know that the marine environment is complex and it only grows with the addition of more and more state-of-the-art equipment,” he said.

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The global and regional balance of power is changing rapidly

“We live in a time when the global and regional balance of power is changing rapidly and the region of rapid change is undoubtedly the Indian Ocean region,” he said. Vice Admiral Ghormade said that continuous efforts are on to ensure that the force continues to grow rapidly to enhance the capability of the Indian Navy to meet the emerging challenges.

Defense Minister will show the green signal to the warship

The warship ‘Visakhapatnam’ will be commissioned by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh while the chief guest at the induction ceremony of ‘Vela’ will be Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh. Vela is the fourth submarine of the Kalvari class. Both of these are built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. Their induction into the force will be held at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. “Visakhapatnam’s joining will confirm India’s presence among a distinguished group of nations with the capability to design and build advanced warships,” the Vice Admiral said.

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