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Indian Navy Introduced two Front Line War Ships

Published on May 18, 2022
Current Context: INS Surat and INS Udaygiri were recently commissioned by the Indian Navy into their fleet.
Indian Navy Introduced two Front Line War Ships
  • INS Surat is one of the fourth and last stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy which was built at the Mazgaon Docks Ltd, Mumbai.
  • This Stealth destroyer has been introduced under project 15B, which consists of the most technologically advanced guided-missile destroyer with state of art weapons.
  • It has been named after Surat, the capital of Gujarat as this city is rich in maritime and shipbuilding history, and vessels built in the city in the 16th and 18th centuries were known for their long shipbuilding history.
  • The other ships included in Project 15b were INS Visakhapatnam, INS Mormugao, INS Imphal, and INS Surat.
  • INS Udaygiri was built under the project name of 17A Frigates. These will come up with advanced state of art sensors and top-notch health features, which also consist of Brahmos surface to surface missiles.
  • The Name Udaygiri has been kept on a mountain in Andhra Pradesh, and it is the third ship in the series of Project 17A frigates. Previously it had witnessed several challenging operations in its service to the nation from Feb 1976 to 24 Aug 2007.
  • Under Project 17A frigates total of 7 ships are to be commissioned of which three have been delivered and four need to be constructed by Mazgaon Docks Ltd and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd.


Q.1 Which one of the following is the first ship under project 15B?
a. INS Kolkata
b. INS Viskhapatnam
c. INS Surat
d. INS Mormugao
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