New Delhi: The Navy received its first P15B stealth guided-missile destroyer from Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders on Thursday, an official statement said on Saturday.
The construction and delivery of this ship — named “Visakhapatnam” — is another testament of impetus given by the government and the Navy to the indigenous warship construction programmes, it said.
A guided-missile destroyer has the capability to launch guided anti-aircraft missiles from its deck.
“Visakhapatnam – first of the indigenous P15B stealth guided-missile destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai delivered to Indian Navy on October 28, 2021,” the Indian Navy said on Twitter.
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“Induction of the destroyer will not only enhance combat readiness of Indian Navy but will also be a major leap forward towards our quest for Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India),” it added.