Mumbai: Indigenously built missile destroyer ‘INS Mormugao’ was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Sunday. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Navy during the induction ceremony of ‘INS Mormugao’ in Mumbai Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were also present. Singh said that 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.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Indian economy is among the top five economies of the world and according to experts it will be among the top three in 2027. The Navy Chief said that the induction of the warship into the Navy on the eve of Goa Liberation Day indicates the huge progress made in warship design and construction capability in the last decade.
These are the special things related to INS Mormugao
- According to the Indian Navy, this warship is equipped with remote sensing equipment, modern radar, and weapon systems like surface-to-surface missiles and surface-to-air missiles.
- The length of this warship is 163 meters, its width is 17 meters and its 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, this vessel was first put to sea on December 19, 2021, the day Goa completed 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.
- Mormugao is the second of the four destroyers of the ‘Visakhapatnam class. It has been designed by the indigenous organization of the Indian Navy and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
- The vessel is propelled by four powerful gas turbines. The vessel is capable of attaining a speed of over 30 knots.
- The anti-submarine warfare capabilities of the ship have been indigenously developed and the ship is fitted with rocket launchers, torpedo launchers, and SAW helicopters.
- The ship is capable of fighting during nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare conditions.
- The specialty of this ship is that about 75 percent of it is completely indigenous and it has been built under our national goal ‘Self-reliant India’.
- With a strong determination for self-reliance and indigenization, 42 of the 44 ships and submarines are being built at Indian shipyards, thus taking forward our efforts for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
- In addition, orders have been placed for the construction of 55 ships and submarines. They will be built in Indian shipyards.