INS Mormugao, the indigenous P15B stealth guided missile destroyer, was commissioned today by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to significantly enhance the combat and maritime capabilities of the Indian Navy.
Here are 5 points on INS Mormugao:
The warship measures 163m x 17m and is named after the historic port city of Mormugao in Goa. It can fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare conditions.
Driven by four powerful gas turbines, the warship is capable of speeds of more than 30 knots.
The INS Mormugao is equipped with sophisticated ‘modern’ weapons and sensors. It is equipped with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles in addition to state-of-the-art surveillance radars that provide target data for weapons systems.
This is the second of four Visakhapatnam-class destroyers designed by the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau. The warship was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
INS Mormugao made its first sortie at sea on December 19 last year, marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule. It will significantly add to the Navy’s combat capabilities, a defense statement said.
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