A guided-missile destroyer commissioned INS Mormugao was launched by defense minister Rajnath Singh on the eve of Goa Liberation Day.

In another benefit to protecting India’s borders in the Indian Ocean, a guided missile destroyer has become part of the Indian Navy. The anti-missile destroyer Murmugao was handed over to the Indian Navy on Sunday at a ceremony in Mumbai.

A guided-missile destroyer commissioned INS Mormugao was launched by defense minister Rajnath Singh on the eve of Goa Liberation Day.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the committee meeting in Mumbai that the INS Mormugao is the proof of India’s excellence in development and planning.

Singh said the INS Mormugao is one of the most powerful indigenously built warships. He said the implementation of the warship will strengthen the country’s maritime power.

India’s economy is among the top five economies in the world, and will be one of the top three in 2027 according to experts, said Singh.

Meanwhile, the Navy chief said that the commissioning of the warship, on the day of the launch of Goa, is an indication of the great work that has been done in the design and construction of the warship. in the past ten years.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Chief of Defense Staff Anil Chauhan and Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai attended the meeting at the naval base.

INS Mormugao is the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers of ‘Project 15B’, designed by the Indian Navy’s local unit, Warship Design Bureau and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai.

Named after the famous port city of Goa, Mormugao completed its first sea trial on December 19, 2021, when Goa celebrated 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.

INS Mormugao is 163 meters long and 17 meters wide. It has a displacement of 7,400 tonnes and a speed of 30 knots (55 kmph).

The warship is loaded with weapons and sensors such as surface to surface missiles and surface to air missiles. It is equipped with a new surveillance radar that provides recorded data to the weapons systems on board.

With PTI inputs

Originally Posted: IST



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