INS Visakhapatnam

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To enhance the maritime partnership between Indian Navy and Royal Oman Navy, the indigenously built destroyer INS Visakhapatnam recently entered Oman.

About INS Visakhapatnam:


  • It is the lead ship and the first of the Indian Navy's Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers.
  • It was commissioned on November 21, 2021, is one of the largest destroyers in Indian Navy service.
  • Features:
    • Size: It measures 163m in length, 17m in breadth.
    • Displacement: 7,400 tonnes.
    • Propulsion: It is propelled by four powerful Gas Turbines, in a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) configuration.
    • Speed: It is capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots.
    • The ship has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section (RCS) achieved through efficient shaping of hull, full beam superstructure design, plated masts and use of radar transparent materials on exposed decks.
    • The ship is equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.
    • Named after the historic city of Andhra Pradesh on the east coast, Visakhapatnam, the ‘City of Destiny’, the ship has a total complement of about 315 personnel.


Q1) What are guided-missile destroyers?

A guided-missile destroyer (DDG) is a large warship that is armed with a variety of missiles, guns, and other weapons. DDGs are designed to provide air defense, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare for carrier strike groups, surface action groups, and expeditionary strike groups.

Source: INS Visakhapatnam reaches Muscat to boost India-Oman maritime partnership