INS Imphal, the new guided-missile destroyer
NEW DELHI: The first warship to be christened after a city in the north-east, the guided-missile destroyer Imphal, was "launched" into water at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai on Saturday. Though the ship's launch weight was 3,037-tonne, it will go up to a massive 7,300-tonne once it is ready for commissioning with all its weapon systems, including BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, as well as sensors in another three to four years.
Once it is commissioned as INS Imphal, after its two earlier under-construction sister warships Visakhapatnam and Mormugao launched in 2015-2016, it will join the ranks of operational destroyers named INS Delhi, INS Mumbai, INS Mysore, INS Kolkata, INS Kochi and INS Chennai. "The ongoing tradition is to name indigenously-constructed destroyers, which are second only to aircraft carriers in size and combat power, after a state capital or big city," said an officer. Similarly, the slightly smaller frigates are named after mountain ranges, rivers or weapons like INS Shivalik, INS Sahaydri and INS Trishul. The corvettes, in turn, are named after smaller personal weapons like INS Kirpan and INS Khanjar.
Imphal, which was launched by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba's wife Reena in keeping with maritime traditions, is third of the four Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers being constructed under "Project-15B" at MDL for around Rs 30,000 crore. "Project-15B warships feature cutting-edge advanced technology, comparable to the best ships of similar class anywhere in the world. Designed indigenously by the Navy's Directorate of Naval Design, each ship spans 163-metre in length and 17.4-metre at beam, with a displacement of 7,300-tonne," said an officer.
The Navy, which currently has 140 warships and 220 aircraft, has 32 warships under construction in domestic shipyards at a total cost of Rs 1.26 lakh crore to replace its aging fleets and plug operational gaps.
India is doing well under leadership of Karmyogi and Yug Purush Modi Ji and BJP!! Modi Ji is inspiring all Indians to do their best without any discrimination. We are worried if Muslims, and Congressi followers succeeded in bringing back Muslim Party Congress into power then that would be end of India. Same old things will return
Naveen Kumar • Rai Saheb • 6 hours ago
let's all support BJP and Modi ji wholeheartedly for next 10 years.
Rai Saheb • Canada • 5 hours ago
Modijee will be back in 2019.I live abroad and for 1 percent if I assume what you said comes true then personally I will be leaving India forever and take citizenship of Canada.Its only because of Modijee and his good policies that I am delaying citizenship Canada as I have started feeling India is changing for the good and made me think many time if its worth giving Indian citizenship.
Kosmic Power • 6575 • Kosmic Power • 7 hours ago
Muslim Rahul, Congress, other parties with their brainwashed followers for 65 years after barbaric Muslims invasion and British colonization. Who were into destroying India with freebies and begging for votes to stay in power to loot the country. Brainwashing Hindus, degrading their culture
Kosmic Power • 4 hours ago
Be truthful and not racist in your own country. Rahul has Kashmiri Pandit, Christian Italian and Parsi/ Muslim ( from Grandfather if any) genes. He has the links to most INDIAN ethnicities than many others. Even "hindu" Aryans came to India as conquerors from Central Asia. India is God''s gift to the world of assimilated wordly cultures.
Kosmic Power • 6575 • Konfucius Ken • 1 hour ago
Muslim Rahul and Congress are Muslims appeasers for voting and freebies. They destroyed India for 65 years. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HINDU ARYAN... PERIOD. Your ignorance and stupidity is noted. Guess you must be a Congress brainwashed follower, which explain the Hindu Aryan thing. You don''t even know Indian History...
Kosmic Power • Hyderabad • 3 hours ago
None of these shipyards nor the ships were planned by the chuddy-wala govt. what they can utter are lies and gaalies.
Pk Chaithanya • 6 hours ago
This kind of scale and speed never happened before. Thank you Modi ji for making India''s security more robust.
Thinker • India • 5 hours ago
Great job, Modi Sarkar! The North East had been neglected for decades under the Congress Party. You have taken big steps to bring it onto India''s map - where it truly deserves to be!!
Sanjoy Pandey • Kolkata • 4 hours ago
All these are the reflection of the " Country first '' policy of the Modi government,in place of "Family first " policy of the dynasty Nehru Ghandhi Khan family.
Rajendra Chouhan • us • 4 hours ago
Transformation of India started with Prime mimnister Modinand will continue in future
nitin sharma • Canada • 4 hours ago
I think even god want Modijee to come back in 2019 as Modijee is standing for the poor such as farmers etc.Moreover,he wants to use Modijee to clear lots of garbage or trash by putting them behind bars.We will see lots of people being put behind bars during his second term so there is gonna be lot of turbulence in India and we have to be prepared for that.We Indians have to keep supporting him in everything that he will do to ensure that India becomes a better place.As long as god is with him and with the support of loyalists Indians ,he will finish garbage which congress has created in the last 70 years.I am glad he is going to come up with strict laws of hanging people who commit rape etc which is a very good sign as its high time these laws are needed and,implemented sooner.
Wake • usa • 6 hours ago
INDIA NEEDS 50 SUBMARINES MINIMUM..FIFTY TO 75.........SINCE NEIGHBOR ALREADY HAS 50 SUBMARINES...ATLEAST 10 TO 20 NEED TO BE AKULA CLASS NUCLEAR SUBS WITH NUKE SLBM. CAPACITY.....EACH NUKE SUB NEEDS TO HOLD 50 NUKE ICBMS...FOR DETERRENT OF MUTUAL ..PLEASE COPY USA AND RUSSIAN DOCTRINES TO THE TOOTH.......wake up navy chief...
Jagdish Chandra • Debai UP • 7 hours ago
World over, the Sovereign nation developed or invested its resources for the catering the demand of security forces for the sake nation security, so India is not exception of it, even more vulnerable for external security as shared borders with many nations. But for the sake of God, western border merely remain volatile, all others border remain calm and tranquil. But here is caveat too, 70 yrs on, India dependency at mercy of import of equipment and fighter-Jets have hugely bleeding to the national ...
Nanao Meitei • 2 hours ago
Wow! Atleast we got a Great PM who can take on Pakistan and who reckons the North East communities.
Suresh • Faridabad • 3 hours ago
Construction time needs to be decreased if possible.
BHARTI • Hindustan • 2 hours ago
Under Pm Modi, India will soon achieve superpower status status! The country is in safe hands and Pm Modi should be given another two terms in office!
bony mutum • 39 • Bony • 1 hour ago
great to heard our capital city's name came up for such a huge thing...
Santimay Basu • New Delhi • 2 hours ago
Indian naval power, which was completely ignored by corrupt Congress, is getting stronger day by day under Modi Government. Not only Navy, even our Air power and ground power are rapidly increasing. Even India has now become the fourth country in the world to have the capacity to destroy satellites. This is possible only when the country is run by a Nationalist party led Government.
Anil Misquith • Mangalore • 2 hours ago
Well done my India ...
Vikram • 54 mins ago
Congress would have named it INS Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi.
Dawamani • Dawamani • Kuala Lumpur • 1 hour ago
India, make more in numbers smaller missile boats that radar negative. Its faster to build smaller of missile boats than huge ships!
Nikos • Nikos • Mumbai • 1 hour ago
Well done India . Great work by NDA !
chitnis7m64 • New Delhi • 2 hours ago
The ships are designed indigenously. Unfortunately the main engines i,e, the Gas Turbine propulsion systems are still imported!
soraisam chandramani • 12 • Soraisam • Bengaluru • 2 hours ago
Imphal is the capital of Manipur. Why was it mentioned like a mere city in NE?
R J Khanna • 3 hours ago
y does it take so much time to construct and nearly 3yo 4 years to make it operational ?
during wwII ships were made from scratch and were commissioned in months with sea trials .
Rx J • 9 mins ago
Hahahah modiji build it alone and in just few days. Congrats
Ganesh Sk • 88 • Ganesh Sk • 5 hours ago •Follow
There is no denying that Prime Minister Modi and his government are good at building things. Appreciate their efforts in the infrastructure field.