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INS Kochi, India's latest stealth warship, commissioned

INS Kochi, India
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Naval warship INS Kochi was commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Wednesday. INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers.

Mumbai: Naval warship INS Kochi was commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Wednesday. INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) Guided Missile Destroyers.

The warship is designed by the Navy’s in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design, and constructed by Mazagon Dock Ship builders Ltd in Mumbai.

Although conceived as follow-on of the earlier Delhi class, the ship is vastly superior and has major advancements in weapons and sensors.

The ship incorporates new design concepts for improved survivability, stealth, seakeeping and manoeuvrability.With a displacement of 7,500 tonnes,

the ship spanning 164 metres in length and 17 metres at the beam, is propelled by four gas turbines and designed to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.

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