INS Delhi and INS Satpura

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Indian Naval ships INS Delhi and INS Satpura recently departed Sihanoukville, Cambodia, after making a port call in the country as part of the Indian Navy's deployment to ASEAN countries.

About INS Delhi:

  • It is India’s first indigenously built guided missile Destroyer.
  • It is the lead ship of her class of guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. 
  • It was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai and commissioned on 15 November 1997.
  • Maximum Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)+
  • Range: 5,000 mi (8,000 km)
  • Aircraft carried: 2 x Sea King helicopters

About INS Satpura:

  • INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built  Shivalik-class guided-missile stealth frigate.
  • The ship is a frontline unit of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.
  • Built at Mazagaon Docks Ltd, Mumbai, and commissioned on 20 August 2011, INS Satpura derives her name from the majestic Satpura mountain range in central India.
  • It is equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors and can carry multi-role helicopters.
  • Displacement: 6,200 tonnes
  • Maximum Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h;
  • Aircraft carried: 2 × HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk. 42B helicopters


Q1) What is a  guided missile Destroyer?

Guided missile destroyers are multi-mission Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)] surface combatants.

Source: INS Delhi, Satpura depart Sihanoukville, Cambodia