INS Mormugao commissioned into the Indian Navy

new Delhi: INS Mormugao P15B stealth-guided missile destroyer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Sunday in Mumbai. INS Mormugao was commissioned in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and other dignitaries.

INS Mormugao is 163 meters long and 17 meters wide

The government has said the warship is set to significantly strengthen defense capability and enhance maritime prowess in the Indian Ocean region. The ship is 163 meters long and 17 meters wide. Displaces 7400 tons when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots. Apart from a myriad of indigenous equipment in the ‘Float’ and ‘Move’ categories, the destroyer is also fitted with major indigenous weapons. The overall indigenous content of the project is approximately 75 per cent.

Rajnath Singh told the merits

Speaking at the event, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that INS Mormugao will significantly enhance Indian maritime capabilities and is one of the most powerful warships made in India.

Rajnath Singh said, “INS Mormugao is one of the most technologically advanced missile carriers in the world. The systems at INS Mormugao will be able to meet not only the present but also the future requirements. It is also an example of our indigenous defense production capability. In future we will build ships for the world. He enumerated the features of INS Mormugao and said that it would be one of the most modern missile carriers in the world.

The foundation stone of Mormugao was laid in June 2015 and the ship was launched on 17 September 2016. The design largely retained the hull form, propulsion machinery, much of the platform equipment and the major weapons and sensors.

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