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Mormugao, Indian Navy's advanced guided missile destroyer launched

An indigenously built warship equipped with a range of high-tech missiles was launched on Saturday with Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba.
•    Christened ' Mormugao ', the vessel has been built by government-run Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) and belongs to Visakhapatnam class of ships being constructed under Project 15B.
•    The Project 15B missile destroyers are modern warships equipped with the latest weapons package in continuation of the lineage of the highly successful Delhi and Kolkata Class ships.
•    Admiral Lanba's wife Reena launched the bedecked ship at a function at MDL here at 11.58am and it was released into the Arabian Sea for the first time. 
•    The vessel will undergo certain testings required by Indian Navy and would be subsequently known as INS Mormugao.
•    Four more such destroyers would be built and delivered by MDL during 2020-2024, the PSU said in a statement.
•    The first ship of the Visakhapatnam class was launched on April 20, 2015. 
 

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