Visakhapatnam has been commissioned into the Indian Navy fleet on Sunday 21st November 2021. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh handed it over to the Navy in a ceremony held at Navy Dockyard Mumbai.
Visakhapatnam, which keeps an eye on every weapon of the enemy in the sea, will further secure India’s maritime border. The special thing is that Visakhapatnam has been made under Make in India and Self-reliant India. Addressing the event, Rajnath Singh said that in the last five years, more than two-thirds of the budget for modernization of the Indian Navy has been spent on indigenous procurement.
Of the 41 ships, submarines ordered by the Navy, 39 are from Indian shipyards. This is the Navy’s commitment towards a self-reliant India. He said the role of our Navy as part of India’s Indo-Pacific route is very important.
INS Visakhapatnam is equipped with missiles and anti-submarine rockets. INS Visakhapatnam is equipped with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and lethal weapons and sensors.
Dimension of INS Visakhapatnam
INS Visakhapatnam has been constructed using indigenous steel DMR 249A. It has an overall length of 163 meters and is one of the largest destroyers built in India. INS Visakhapatnam is constructed using indigenous steel DMR 249A and is one of the largest destroyers built in India with an overall length of 163 meters and a displacement of over 7,400 tonnes. The ship is capable of carrying out diverse tasks and missions spanning the full spectrum of maritime warfare.