Manohar Parrikar commissions new naval warship 'INS Chennai'
DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJESH JADHAV
Published : Nov 21, 2016, 4:00 pm IST
Updated : Jun 16, 2018, 8:05 pm IST
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday commissioned 'INS Chennai', the third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer in the Kolkata class, in Chennai.
Built at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai, the ship's construction also marks the end of the Project 15A to build Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, was also present on the occasion. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
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. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
The ship is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles and Barak-8 long range surface-to-air missiles. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
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. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
The first ship of the class, named 'INS Kolkata', was commissioned on August 16, 2014, followed by 'INS Kochi' which was commissioned on September 30, 2015. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
The third destroyer will be placed under the operational and administrative control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)