India Commissioned First Stealth Guided-Missile Destroyer

The Indian Navy’ recently inducted the INS Visakhapatnam, one of the four stealth guided-missile destroyer ships under Project 15B, at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai on Sunday, India media reported.

Rajnath Singh, India’s Minister of Defense, along with top naval commanders was at the induction ceremony of the homegrown Visakhapatnam.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh believes that INS Visakhapatnam is a symbol of the growing maritime prowess of the country.

Visakhapatnam is packed with supersonic surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, medium and short-range guns, anti-submarine rockets, and advanced electronic warfare and communication suits.

The ship is also equipped to fight under nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare conditions, an official said.

It is the first stealth guided-missile destroyer of Project 15B under which a total of four warships are being built. The next ship is set to be commissioned in 2023 while the other two are planned to be inducted by 2025.

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