INS Mormugao

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  • December 20, 2022
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In News: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today commissioned INS Mormugao into the Indian Navy.

INS Mormugao:

  • It is a P15B stealth-guided missile destroyer.
  • It is the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers that has been designed by the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau.
  • It has over 75% indigenous content and was built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
  • It is equipped with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles besides modern surveillance radar that provides target data to the weapon systems.
  • The warship, measuring 163 metres by 17 metres, displacement of 7300 tonnes
  • It is named after the historic port city of Mormugao in Goa.
  • Propelled by four powerful gas turbines, the warship can achieve speeds of over 30 knots.
  • It is said to feature state-of-the-art weapons, stealth features and sensors.
  • It has a total atmospheric control system (TACS) that protects crew from nuclear, biological, and chemical threats.
  • It undertook its first sea sortie in 2021, marking 60 years of Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule.


  • INS Vishakhapatnam was commissioned into the Navy in 2021.

Source: Newsonair

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently? (2016)

  1. Amphibious warfare ship
  2. Nuclear-powered submarine
  3. Torpedo launch and recovery vessel
  4. Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier


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