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Indian Navy launches Guided missile destroyer 'Imphal'

Indian Navy launches Guided missile destroyer 'Imphal'

The Indian Navy launched guided missile destroyer Imphal, the third ship under Project 15-B, at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai on April 20.

It has been named after the Battle of Imphal and Kohima that were fought 75 years ago.

Imphal

Imphal has a length of 163 metres and 17.4 metres at the beam and a displacement of 7.300 tonnes, which are propelled by four gas turbines to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.

Like the previously launched warships Vishakhapatnam and Marmugao, Imphal can also carry and operate two multiple role helicopters.

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