Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Indigenous Navy Destroyer Warship INS Surat And Udaygiri
Warship INS Surat And Udaygiri Launched: The strength of the...
Warship INS Surat And Udaygiri Launched: The strength of the Indian Navy has increased further. Two new indigenous warships INS ‘Surat’ (INS Surat) and ‘Udayagiri’ (INS Udaygiri) have joined the Navy. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched two indigenously built warships ‘Surat’ and ‘Udayagiri’ at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai. On this occasion, he said that after the arrival of both the warships in the Navy, the power of the army’s arsenal has increased further.
Rajnath Singh said that both these warships will represent India’s strategic strength in front of the world as well as the strength of self-reliance. At the same time, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited said that this is the first time that two indigenously built warships have been launched simultaneously.
Naval strength increased with INS ‘Surat’ and ‘Udayagiri’
‘Surat’ is the fourth ship of Project 15B destroyers, marking the beginning of a significant overhaul of the P15A (Kolkata class) destroyers. It is named after the commercial capital of Gujarat, which is also the second largest commercial center in western India after Mumbai. Named after a mountain range in Andhra Pradesh, ‘Udayagiri’ is the third ship of Project 17A frigates.
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What is the specialty?
The P17A frigates are warships that are a follow-on project to the P17 (Shivalik class) frigates, with improved stealth features, advanced weapons, sensors and platform management systems. INS ‘Udayagiri’ and INS ‘Surat’ are vivid examples of India’s growing indigenous capability. These warships will be the world’s most technologically advanced missile carriers that will meet the needs of the present as well as the future.
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