Rajnath Singh, the country’s Defense Minister on 18 December expressed confidence regarding India is capable of catering to not simply local but also global ship-building requirements as well.
The INS Mormugao is the second of the four destroyers belonging to the Visakhapatnam class.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited developed the warship, reportedly christened after the historical port city based in Goa’s coastal state.
The INS Mormugao is expected to be equipped with next-gen sensors and weapons.
It is also equipped with surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles other than modern surveillance radar that provides target data to weapon systems.
It is also able to achieve speeds of over 30 knots, the warship is considered to be able to fight in nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare conditions.
India’s Defense Minister mentioned that our country had every opportunity to move forward toward making our country an indigenous shipbuilding hub.