INS Chennai – Another Milestone Achieved

The pride of the nation the “INDIAN NAVY” has commissioned a dangerous weapon INS Chennai today in Mumbai. A major boost to the fire-power of the Indian Navy.

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INS Chennai, a Kolkata class destroyer ship was commissioned into the combat fleet of Indian Navy by the honorable Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba was also present at the occasion.

The crux of the matter is that, INS Chennai is the largest ever warship built in India.

Completion of INS Chennai also marks the end of Project 15A. A project taken up to build Kolkata class guided Missile destroyer in India. It was built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. in Mumbai.

“The ship is equipped with a decoy that can divert the incoming missile attack. Nearly 60% of the ship is build in Mazagon Dock, whereas the weapons and sensors were imported from Israel and Russia. Destroyers are second to only aircraft carrier in raw combat power.” said an official.

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“The ship is designed to carry and operate two multi role combat helicopters” said Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Cheif of Western Naval Command.

INS Chennai is 164 metres long with a displacement of 7550 tonnes and can hit a top speed of 30 knots(55 km/hr).

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INS Chennai will be operating under the Western Command after some sea-borne trials.

This is one of the best weapon handed over to the Indian Navy. A huge thrust to the technological advancement of India in Defence Sector. And will provide a huge boost as well as competition to the world technology.

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