China is constantly trying to increase its power in the maritime sector. Due to which many big countries around the world are worried about the Indo-Pacific region. Keeping in mind the antics of China, India is also increasing its maritime power. Recently, the Indian Navy has informed that India has acquired the first indigenous Guided Missile Destroyer Ship.
According to media reports, it is believed that this guided missile destroyer ship will join the fleet of warships of the Indian Navy this month itself. According to the information released by the Indian Navy, on 28 October 2021, India has received the first indigenous Guided Missile Destroyer Ship P15B from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders. It will be known as INS Visakhapatnam.
According to a leading daily report, INS Visakhapatnam is fully expected to be commissioned by 18 November. With this, it is believed that INS Vela will be inducted into the Indian Navy by the end of this month. INS Vela and INS Visakhapatnam, both ships have been built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.
Yet another testament of impetus given by Govt of India & the Navy towards #indigenous warship constn programmes.#Visakhapatnam – #first of the indigenous P15B stealth Guided Missile destroyers being built at #MazagonDock, #Mumbai delivered to #IndianNavy on 28 Oct 21.
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) October 30, 2021
Talking about the merits of INS Visakhapatnam, this indigenous Guided Missile Destroyer ship can fire anti-aircraft missiles. The special thing is that supersonic anti-ship and land-attack 18 BrahMos missiles can be installed in this fighter ship. Also, it can launch 32 Barak surface-to-air missiles.
It has been told in the report that IANS Visakhapatnam is also armed with many types of sensors. This fighter ship is designed in such a way that it becomes difficult for any radar to detect them. The ship is also capable of carrying two helicopters like the US MH 60 R. IANS The induction of Visakhapatnam into the Indian Navy will further enhance India’s power to conduct surveillance in the Indo-Pacific region. Along with this, this ship is also a symbol of ‘Self-reliant India’.