INS Kochi –Indian Navy’s largest warship [ Current Affairs ]

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About INS Kochi: It is the 2nd ship of the Kolkata - class Missile destroyer (guided missile destroyer under navy). Its name is driven from the port city Kochi in Kerala which shows the marine character and culture in support to Indian Navy. It’s built at Mazagaon Docks in Mumbai.

  • Its India’s 10th destroyer in Navy.

INS Kochi in brief:

  • It is 164 m in length and 17 m at the beam.
  • It weighs over 7500 tons.
  • Its engine is with 4 gas turbines to achieve maximum speed in excess of 30 knots.
  • It’s loaded with art weapons, sensors and long range BrahMos.
  • It has AK 630 Close in Weapon System and 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount to take on air and surface targets.
  • Its anti - submarine supply is of Twin tube Torpedo Launchers, Rocket launchers, new bow - mounted HUMSA Sonar Dome.
  • It is also useful to operate 2 Sea King or Chetak Helicopters.

About Indian Navy:

  • It was started in 1830.
  • This is also known as Bharatiya Nau Sena.
  • It is the Naval (blue - water) branch of Indian armed forces.
  • President of India is the Commander in chief for the Navy.
  • Its headquarters are in New Delhi.

About Indian Navy authorizing INS Kochi:

  • Indian Navy has authorized INS Kochi to display an effort in the field of underwater warfare.
  • These destroyers are required for aircraft carriers for controlling power on the high seas.

- Published on: September 29, 2015