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INS Kolkata ready for commissioning

August 13, 2014


New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): An advanced destroyer INS Kolkatta is ready for commissioning on August 16.

The new warship has been fitted with modern missiles, radar and communication system and trials have been conducted before commissioning.

Vice Admiral Ashok Subedar told ANI, "The missile, radar and communication systems have been fitted so that it can play its role well. After conducting harbor trials and sea trials, we feel it is ready for commissioning, which will happen on August 16."

Vice Admiral Subedar also disclosed that the ship will be fitted with the long range missile BrahMos and with Akash surface to air missiles, the trials of which will take place September or October, in collaboration with DRDO.

Commodore BB Nagpal told ANI, "The INS Kolkata is an advanced destroyer by world standards. It was made by indigenous technologies, and very few countries have the technology and specialists to design a warship."

Vice Admiral Subedar added, "The next two ships in the same class will come in 8 months and 16 months respectively. Overall, the ships will be of the same class, but there would be some improvement based on the feedback that we get from the INS Kolkata" . (ANI)

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Source: Asian News International

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