Missile destroyer ‘Imphal’ to be commissioned into Indian Navy on December 26 | India News – Times of India

 Missile destroyer 'Imphal' to be commissioned into Indian Navy on December 26 | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: 3rd Visakhapatnam Class Guided Missile Destroyer Imphalis bound to happen. Commission I Indian Navy December 26 in Mumbai
Regarded as one of the largest missile destroyers ever built, it was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) using indigenous DMR 249A steel.
Equipped with indigenously developed anti-submarine weapons and sensors such as the hull-mounted sonar Hamsa NG, heavyweight torpedo tube launchers, and ASW rocket launchers, the ship aims to strengthen regional stability in the Indian Ocean.
It is also equipped with advanced technology such as the supersonic surface-to-surface ‘Brahmos’ missile and the ‘Brack-8’ medium-range surface-to-air missile, which will enable it to launch missiles along India’s vast coastline and beyond. will help to secure.
“The induction of the destroyer is a tribute to the joint efforts of a large number of stakeholders and will enhance the country’s maritime capability in the Indian Ocean region,” a press release by the government earlier this year said.
As part of pre-commissioning trials, the ship recently successfully fired an extended-range BrahMos missile.
It is a maritime tradition and naval custom that many ships of the Indian Navy are named after prominent cities, mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and islands.
“The Indian Navy is extremely proud to name its newest and most technologically advanced warship after the historic city of Imphal,” an Indian Navy spokesperson said last month.
“This is the first capital warship to be named after a city in the North Eastern region, which was approved by the President on April 16, 2019,” the spokesperson said.

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