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Indian Navy's latest, indigenous, guided missile destroyer, 'Surat'

Published on November 06, 2023
Current Context: The crest of the Indian Navy’s latest, under-construction guided missile destroyer, ‘Surat’, was unveiled by Bhupendra Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, at a vibrant ceremony in the city of Surat, in the presence of Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Naval Staff, and senior dignitaries and officials from the State Government and the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy's latest, indigenous, guided missile destroyer, 'Surat'
  • The crest of Surat depicts the famous lighthouse at Hazira (Surat), located at the southern entrance of the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • Built in 1836, this lighthouse was one of the first lighthouses in India.
  • The Asiatic lion on the crest, which is also the state animal of Gujarat, symbolizes the ship’s majesty and strength.
  • Equipped with the latest advancements in naval warfare technology and combat capabilities, the warship Surat stands as a powerful embodiment of the navy’s commitment to maritime security and national defence.
  • This is well depicted by the wavy sea depicted on the crest.
  • On the threshold of joining the Indian Navy’s fleet, Surat promises to serve as a formidable sentinel, safeguarding the nation’s maritime frontiers and upholding its strategic interests in the region.


Q.1 Who unveiled the crest of the Indian Navy’s latest guided missile destroyer, ‘Surat’?
a. Narendra Modi
b. Bhupendra Patel
c. R Hari Kumar
d. Amit Shah

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