Manohar Parrikar commissions largest-ever 'Make-in-India' warship INS Chennai
The warship is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles and Barak-8 long range surface-to-air missiles.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday commissioned 'INS Chennai', the largest-ever warship to be built in India in the Kolkata class in Mumbai.
The construction of the ship also marks the end of the Project 15A to build Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers. It was built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, was also present on the occasion.
With an overall length of 164 metres and displacement of over 7,500 tons, 'INS Chennai' is one of the largest destroyers in the Indian Navy's fleet.
The ship is going to be assigned to the western fleet after completion of some additional trials of systems deployed on it. It is the final destroyer ship in this class.