Imphal, the Indian Navy’s third indigenous stealth destroyer, has begun its sea trials. The ship’s high indigenous content and advanced technologies make it a significant addition to India’s combat capabilities.
The Indian Navy’s latest addition to its combat capabilities, the stealth destroyer, has commenced its maiden sea trials. Designed in-house by the Navy’s Warship Design Bureau and built by Mazagon Dock Ltd., It represents India’s commitment to self-sufficiency and national security.
1. Introduction The Indian Navy’s third indigenous stealth destroyer, Imphal, of the Project 15B class, embarked on its maiden sea trials. The vessel was designed in-house by the Navy’s Warship Design Bureau and built by Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL). The ship integrates various advanced technologies and has a high indigenous content. It is a testament to India’s drive towards the vision of ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ and the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
2. Imphal’s Unique Distinction Imphal will be the most advanced destroyer named after a city from the North-East. The ship’s name represents the North-Eastern region and Manipur’s growing importance and contribution towards national security and development.
3. Imphal’s Significance Imphal will significantly add to the Indian Navy’s combat capabilities, along with its predecessor INS Mormugao and the fifth Project 75 submarine INS Vagir. The commencement of sea trials of stealth destroyer marks a crucial milestone in MDL’s contribution to India’s efforts in building a robust, modern, and self-sufficient country.
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