Narendra Modi inducts INS Kolkata, says no one will dare to challenge India

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Mumbai, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inducted the country's largest built warship INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy.

Modi, who was accompanied by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, said that yesterday we celebrated Independence Day but it's our Armed Forces that protect a free India.

Modi said: "INS Kolkata will send a message around the globe. INS Kolkata proves India's indigenous capabilities."

Remembering Chhtrapati Shivaji, Modi said that 'Chhatrapati Shivaji understood the importance of securing the seas for increasing trade.' "No country will dare challenge India after commissioning of INS Kolkata," he said.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said that it was a historic day for the country. "I hope this ship will enhance our Navy's capacity," Jaitley said.

INS Kolkata will have close-in weapon system along with two guns for protection.

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