INS Imphal

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The crest of Yard 12706 (Imphal), the third amongst the four Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyers, was unveiled by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on November 28, 2023.

About INS Imphal

  • It is the third in the Visakhapatnam-class stealth-guided missile destroyers.
  • It is among the largest Destroyers constructed in India, with an overall length of 164 metres and a displacement of over 7500 tonnes.
  • Speed: Over 30 knots (approx 55 Kmph).
  • The ship is a potent platform capable of undertaking a variety of tasks and missions, spanning the full spectrum of maritime warfare.
  • The ship boasts of a high indigenous content of approximately 75% that includes Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles, BrahMos Surface-to-Surface Missiles Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers ,Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai) 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (BHEL, Haridwar).
  • The crest design depicts the Kangla Palace on the left and ‘Kangla-Sa’ on the right.
  • The Kangla Palace is an important historical and archaeological site of Manipur, and was the traditional seat of the past kingdom.
  • With a dragon’s head and lion’s body, the ‘Kangla-Sa’ is a mythical being from Manipur history, and is symbolic as the guardian/protector of its people. ‘Kangla-Sa’ is also the state emblem of Manipur.
  • It is the first capital warship to be named after a city in the North-east, Imphal -- the capital of Manipur.

Q1) What are Brahmos missiles?

Brahmos is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India and NPOM of Russia. It is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva. It is a two-stage, solid propellant engine in the first stage and a liquid ramjet in the second.

Source: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh unveils crest of Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyer Yard 12706 (Imphal)