The commissioning of INS Chennai was also graced by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba.
Here are the facts you need to know about it
- Built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai.
- With an overall length of 164 metres and displacement of over 7,500 tons, 'INS Chennai' is one of the largest destroyers in the Indian Navy's fleet.
- It is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles and Barak-8 long range surface-to-air missiles.
- It will be assigned to the western fleet after completion of some additional trials of systems deployed on it. It is the final destroyer ship in this class.
- The first ship of the class, named 'INS Kolkata', was commissioned on August 16, 2014, followed by 'INS Kochi' which was commissioned on September 30, 2015.
- The third destroyer will be placed under the operational and administrative control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.
(With inputs from PTI)