Published on: December 19, 2022

INS Mormugao

INS Mormugao

Why in news? INS Mormugao ship was commissioned on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.


  • It is the second of four stealth guided missile destroyers being built under Project-15B.
  • With over 75% indigenous content, it is a testimony to India’s excellence in design and development of warships and an example of indigenous production capabilities.
  • Type: Guided missile destroyer
  • Design of the ships: Directorate of Naval Design
  • Construction: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd., Mumbai.
  • They are a follow-on of the Kolkata class destroyers and named after major cities from all four corners of the country
  • Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Surat.
  • INS Visakhapatnam, was commissioned in 2021.
  • INS Imphal and INS Surat are at various stages of outfitting and trials.


  • Propelled by four powerful gas turbines
  • Capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots( Enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced radar cross section).
  • These ships are equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and long-range surface-to-air missiles.
  • Some of the major indigenised equipment and systems aboard include
  1. surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles
  2. Torpedo tubes and launchers
  3. Anti-submarine rocket launchers and super rapid gun mount,
  4. Combat management system
  5. Integrated platform management system and automated power management system
  6. Foldable hangar doors, helo-traversing system, close-in weapon system, and bow-mounted SONAR