Indian Navy Receives ‘Visakhapatnam’, First P15B Guided-missile Destroyer

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First P15B Stealth Guided-missile Destroyer

The Indian Navy received its first P15B stealth guided-missile destroyer from Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders on Thursday, according to an official statement issued on Saturday.

The building and delivery of this latest addition to the Indian Navy fleet, dubbed “Visakhapatnam,” is yet another demonstration of the government and Navy’s support for indigenous warship development programs, according to the statement.

From its deck, a guided-missile destroyer may launch guided anti-aircraft missiles.

“Yet another demonstration of the Government of India’s and the Navy’s commitment to indigenous warship development programs.” “Visakhapatnam – the first of the indigenous P15B stealth guided-missile destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai will be delivered to the Indian Navy on October 28, 2021,” the Indian Navy said on Twitter.

Yet another testament of impetus given by Govt of India & the Navy towards #indigenous warship constn programmes.#Visakhapatnam#first of the indigenous P15B stealth Guided Missile destroyers being built at #MazagonDock, #Mumbai delivered to #IndianNavy on 28 Oct 21.

— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) October 30, 2021

“The induction of the destroyer will not only improve the combat readiness of the Indian Navy, but will also be a significant step forward in our drive for Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance in India),” it added.

Induction of the destroyer will not only enhance #combat readiness of #IndianNavy but will also be a major leap forward towards our quest for #AatmanirbharBharat (2/2).@makeinindia@CMD_MazagonDock @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @DefProdnIndia @drajaykumar_ias

— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) October 30, 2021