INS Mormugao, the most powerful warships made in India, commissioned into the Indian Navy

Stealth-guided missile destroyer INS Mormugao, one of the most potent warships built in India, was commissioned in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

The stealth guided missile destroyer Mormugao is the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking at the commissioning ceremony in Mumbai, said that INS Mormugao is a testimony to India’s excellence in warship design and development, adding that it is one of the most powerful indigenous warships, Singh said. Singh said it is the most technologically advanced warship.

Some facts about INS Mormugao

INS Mormugao is the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers of ‘Project 15B’, designed indigenously by Warship Design Bureau, an in-house organization of the Indian Navy, and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai has gone.

Named after the historic port city of Goa, Mormugao coincidentally underwent the first sea trials on December 19, 2021, when Goa celebrated 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.

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

The warship is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors such as surface-to-surface missiles and surface-to-air missiles.

INS Mormugao comes with a modern surveillance radar that provides targeting data to the gunnery weapon systems on board.

Navy Chief Admiral Hari Kumar, who was present at the ceremony, said the commissioning of the warship on the eve of Goa Liberation Day is a sign of major strides in warship design and construction capability in the last decade.

Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant, Chief of Defense Staff General Anil Chauhan and Governor of Goa PS Sreedharan Pillai were also present at the ceremony held at Navy Dock.