INS Visakhapatnam a powerful indigenous destroyer commissioned to the Indian Navy for securing the Indo-Pacific route.
On Sunday, the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, addressing at the Commissioning Ceremony of INS Vishakapatnam held in Mumbai Maharashtra, stated categorically that such a huge and technologically advanced destroyer has been handed over to the Indian Navy to patrol & keep any security loop under check on the entire Indo-Pacific route.
The Indo-Pacific Sea route, as stated by the Indian Defense Minister, was very strategic from an International Trade point of view; any security Mishaps on this route will automatically be borne by the world, resulting in a huge financial impact on the World Economy.
Hence it was decided that the technologically advanced & superior weaponry present on the destroyer will certainly act as a deterrent to any factor or entity posing a threat to the security of the Indo-Pacific route.
The minister added that at present, the entire world is facing threats to trade routes resulting in a lot of governments now concentrating on expanding their Defence Budgets to increase the Military both in size, better weapons & better survival techniques.
He also explained that to achieve a total & proper security of the route, we need to build more such superior destroyers indigenously with an entire hub developed for such indigenous shipbuilding.
The Defence Minister stated that a total of 41 ships were requisitioned by the Indian Navy officials; our indigenous building has helped construct 38 ships which offer & sets an example of an indigenous Indian Shipbuilding capacity.
Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday officially commissioned Naval Destroyer INS Vishakapatnam to the officials of the Indian Navy for the security of the Indo-Pacific route on Sunday.
The new Destroyer INS Vishakapatnam is the first Destroyer Ship under Project 15B armed with stealth-guided Missiles.
INS Vishakapatnam bodyline has been built with indigenous steel DMR 249A, and it’s also one of the largest indigenous destroyer ships built in India,the total overall length of the destroyer measures to 163 meters.
The water displacement measurement of INS Vishakapatnam is over 7,400 tons.
Minister Rajnath Singh indirectly pointed out China while stating that some nations had given wrong definitions to (UNCLOS ) UN Convention on the Law Of Sea as per their narrowminded self-interests, such destroyers are the necessity of the day if we have to protect our National Interests & National Security.