01 Oct INS KOCHI India’s self made largest warship
10 things all defence aspirants should know about it On Wednesday, the Defence minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned naval warship INS Kochi, which is a stealth guided missile destroyer, from the naval dockyard at Mumbai.
Here are 10 things all defence aspirants must know about it INS Kochi is India self made largest warship. The warship has been designed by the Indian Navy’s which is an in-house organisation, directorate of naval design, and it was constructed by the Mazagon Dock Ship builders Ltd at Mumbai The warship INS has displacement of about 7,500 tons and it of length 164 meters and 17 metres of the beam.
The INS Kochi is to be propelled by at least four gas turbines and it is designed to achieve speeds which are in excess of 30 knots.
The ship has a staff of about 40 officers and along with them there are 350 sailors The motto of the ship INS KOCHI is Jahi Shatrun Mahabaho (Armed to conquer the enemy) INS Kochi is having an array of state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, with a significant indigenous component.
The 7,500-tonne INS Kochi, is the second of the three Kolkata-class destroyers being built up at the Mazagaon Docks (MDL) at Mumbai which has cost over Rs 4,000 crore a piece, it is the 10th destroyer to join in the India’s combat fleet.
The first of this class, which was the INS Kolkata, was also commissioned in August of 2014.
The third warship of this class, which is INS Chennai, will be inducted towards end-2016. Happy reading Team NCA