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INS Visakhapatnam                                                                                          

22nd November, 2021 Security

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Context: INS Visakhapatnam a P15B stealth guided missile destroyer commissioned into Indian Navy.

 

About INS Visakhapatnam:

  • It is Indigenously developed missile destroyer packed with state-of-the-art weapons & sensors with modern surveillance radar.
  • It is propelled by four powerful Gas Turbines, in a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) configuration, capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots.
  • It has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section (RCS) achieved through efficient shaping of hull, full beam superstructure design, plated masts and use of radar transparent materials on exposed decks.
  • It will strengthen maritime security & protect national interests.
  • It is a reminder of ancient and medieval India's maritime power, shipbuilding skills and glorious history.

 

Reforms undertaken by the Government to boost public and private partnership:

  • Simplification of licensing process
  • speeding up Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) & Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • setting up of Defence Industrial Corridors in Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu
  • positive indigenous lists of over 200 items
  • Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 and
  • earmarking around 64 per cent of its modernisation funds under capital acquisition budget for 2021-22 for procurement from domestic companies.

 

Need Of the hour:

  • Keep the Indo-Pacific region open, safe and secure
  • Handling the challenges of piracy, terrorism, illegal smuggling of arms and narcotics, human trafficking, illegal fishing and damage to the environment are equally responsible for affecting the maritime domain.

https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1773700