The third stealth destroyer, ‘IMPHAL,’ of Project 15B Class Guided Missile Destroyer was handed over to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai on October 20, 2023.
- ‘IMPHAL’ is constructed using Indigenous Steel DMR 249A and has an overall length of 164 meters with a displacement of over 7,500 tons.
- It is one of the largest destroyers built in India and is a versatile platform capable of handling various maritime warfare tasks and missions.
- The destroyer can accommodate a crew of 312 people and has an endurance of 4,000 nautical miles, allowing it to carry out a typical 42-day mission with the possibility of extended mission time in out-of-area operations.
- Remarkably, ‘IMPHAL’ was delivered to the Indian Navy more than four months ahead of the contractual time.
Q.: What is the name of the third stealth destroyer handed over to the Indian Navy on October 20, 2023?
a) INS Vishal
b) INS Kolkata
d) INS Chennai
Ans : c) IMPHAL