PICTURES: RM Rajnath Singh Commissions Navy's Indigenously Built Missile Destroyer INS Imphal

By: Aditi Thakur | December 26, 2023

The Indian Navy commissioned its latest indigenously designed stealth-guided missile destroyer, INS Imphal, on Tuesday (December 26) at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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The ceremony commemorates the formal induction of the third of four Visakhapatnam class destroyers into the Navy, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended it.

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The warship has an indigenous solid component of around 75 per cent, which includes BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles, medium-range surface-to-air missiles, indigenous anti-submarine rocket launchers, and 76mm super fast gun mount.

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INS Imphal has a solid naval class of 163 metres long and 17.4 m wide and a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.

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INS Imphal is equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) warfare situations, and it has a high level of automation and stealth features, enhancing its combat capacity and survivability.

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The warship is a potent and adaptable platform with a contemporary surveillance radar that feeds target data to the ship's gunnery fire systems.


The ship can achieve speeds above 30 knots (56 km/hour), powered by combined gas and gas (COGAG) propulsion.

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The battleship was constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL). The warship was named after a city in the Northeastern area for the first time, with the President's consent in April 2019.

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