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. Highlights

  • 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