Most advanced warship… INS Mormugao now in Navy’s fleet, Rajnath Singh enumerates its merits

new Delhi: Indigenously built missile destroyer ‘INS Mormugao’ on Sunday Indian Navy was included in Defense Minister during the induction ceremony of ‘INS Mormugao’ in Mumbai Rajnath Singh, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were also present. Singh said the induction of the warship would strengthen India’s maritime power. He described ‘INS Mormugao’ as the most advanced warship on the basis of technology. Singh said the Indian economy is among the top five economies of the world and according to experts it will break into the top three in 2027. The Navy Chief said the induction of the warship into the Navy on the eve of the Goa Liberation Day was indicative of the great strides made in warship design and construction capability in the last decade.

According to the Indian Navy, the warship is equipped with remote sensing equipment, modern radar and weapon systems like surface-to-surface missiles and surface-to-air missiles. Navy said that the length of this warship is 163 meters, width is 17 meters and weight is 7,400 tonnes. It can be counted among the deadliest warships built by India.

Mormugao is named after the historic Goa port city on the west coast. Incidentally, the ship put to sea for the first time on December 19, 2021, the day Goa completed 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.

Mormugao is the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers. It has been designed by the indigenous organization of the Indian Navy and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.


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