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INS Imphal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: INS Imphal, India’s third indigenous stealth destroyer of the Project 15B class, was delivered to the Indian Navy four months ahead of schedule by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.

 

Features:

It’s the first warship with accommodation for women officers and sailors, can carry 312 crew, has a 4,000 nautical mile range, and is armed with Brahmos missiles, Barak-8 missiles, and anti-submarine weapons. This class of destroyers is more versatile than previous ones and capable of various maritime missions.

 

Various Projects of the Indian Navy:

Project NameExamples of Warships
Project 15A (guided missile destroyers of the Kolkata class)INS Kolkata, INS Kochi, INS Chennai
Project 15B (advanced version of 15A)INS Visakhapatnam, INS Mormugao, INS Imphal, INS Surat
Project 17INS Shivalik, INS Satpura, INS Sahyadri
Project 17AINS Nilgiri, INS Himgiri, INS Udaygiri
Project 28INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt, INS Kiltan
Project 75INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj
Project 75I (Future Submarines)Under development
Project 71 (Indigenous Aircraft Carrier)INS Vikrant (Under construction)
Project 15 (Delhi-class)INS Delhi, INS Mysore, INS Mumbai
Project 25A (Kamorta-class)INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt, INS Kiltan