Recently Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer I.N.S. Imphal has been inducted into the Indian Navy.

Recently Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer I.N.S. Imphal has been inducted into the Indian Navy.

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: December 27 2023

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  • I.N.S. Imphal is a stealth-guided missile destroyer.
  • This destroyer has been inducted into the Indian Navy on 26 December.
  • The Imphal destroyer is the first warship to be named after a city in the North-East.
  • The name underlines the importance of the region to national security, sovereignty, and prosperity.
  • I.N.S. Imphal was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • In November 2023, the extended range supersonic BrahMos missile was tested from the same warship.
  • This was the first time that the BrahMos missile had been tested from a warship.
  • I.N.S. Imphal has a displacement capacity of 7400 tonnes.
  • It is equipped with 32 Barak - 8 missiles, 16 BrahMos anti-ship missiles, 4 torpedo tubes, 2 anti-submarine rocket launchers, 7 types of guns.
  • It is the third guided missile destroyer of the Visakhapatnam class.
  • Once commissioned, the ship will join the Western Naval Command.
  • I.N.S. Imphal is built by Mazagon Dock Limited.
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