Indigenously designed ‘INS Imphal’ a guided missile destroyer was launched by Navy Chief Sunil Lanba at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. This ship is designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Designs, New Delhi.
It is the third ship under Project 15B. The first ship of this project, a guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam, was launched on in April 2015.
Source: Economic Times
Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as next Chief of the Naval Staff.
- Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year.