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New destroyer of Indian Army ‘Mormugao’ kicks off sea trials

Through PTI

NEW DELHI:  The ocean trials of the Indian Army’s indigenously constructed stealth destroyer, Mormugao, started within the Arabian Sea on Sunday.

The maiden sea voyage of the warship, constructed below the mission P-15B, coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.

Mormugao is the second one indigenous stealth destroyer to be constructed below mission P-15B and it’s deliberate to be commissioned in mid-2022.

“December 19 is most likely probably the most befitting date for the send to be put to sea as these days the country celebrates 60 years of Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule,” the Indian Army mentioned in a remark.

“The Indian Army performed a key position within the liberation and dedicating the send’s title to the maritime state of Goa won’t simply improve the bonding between the Indian Army and the folk of Goa, but additionally hyperlink the send’s id completely to the an important position the Army performed in nation-building,” it mentioned.

INS Visakhapatnam, the primary send constructed below the mission P-15B, was once commissioned into the Indian Army on November 21 in Mumbai.

Mormugao is being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL).

The send comprises a number of area of interest indigenous applied sciences.

The Army mentioned Mormugao will upload considerably to its fight functions.

“With the new commissioning in November 2021 of INS Visakhapatnam and the fourth P75 submarine INS Vela, the graduation of sea trials of Mormugao is testimony to the state-of-the-art functions of MDSL and the sturdy indigenous shipbuilding custom of a contemporary and colourful India,” the Army mentioned.

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