Yet another testament of the impetus given by the Govt of India & the Navy towards indigenous warship programs. First of the indigenous P15B stealth Guided Missile destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai delivered to Indian Navy on 28 Oct 21.
Induction of the destroyer will not only enhance the combat readiness of the Indian Navy but will also be a major leap forward towards our quest for AatmanirbharBharat, said by Indian Navy. The Visakhapatnam-class maintains the same hull and propulsion package as the Project 15A Kolkata-class, three ships of which — INS Kolkata, Kochi, and Chennai are in service. A total of four vessels – Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Porbandar, will be built in India by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
Noted for being the largest-ever destroyers to be built by India, the P-15B class features substantial improvements in weaponry, technology, and stealth, over the P-15A class. The expected delivery of the remaining destroyers will be completed by 2025.