New Delhi, Apr. 21: In a significant milestone, Indian Navy on Saturday launched the INS 'Imphal', the third ship of Project 15B, a Guided Missile Destroyer. The Project 15B marks the class of guided missile destroyers that are being built for the Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
The launch of 'Imphal' is a golden turning point in the annals of the indigenous warship design and construction programme of India. With a launch weight of 3037 T, the vessel made its first contact with water at 12.20 pm.
According to the Indian Media, Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, Admiral Sunil Lanba commended the synergic partnership of MDL, Indian Navy, DRDO, OFB, BEL, other public sector enterprises and the private industry in ensuring that force levels are made available to meet India’s National strategic maritime objectives. He also congratulated all agencies associated with the milestone.
The 'Imphal' was launched by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Reena Lanba President of Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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