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Navy gets its largest destroyer

The Indian Navy has got its largest-ever destroyer after the addition of the 163 metre-long vessel Kolkata (D63) to its arsenal.

Kolkata (D63) is India’s first domestically built guided missile destroyer to feature a Western-style air search radar and stealth technology, Shipbuilder MazaDock Limited which delivered the vessel on Thursday said in a statement on Saturday.

The warship, which is more versatile than the destroyers that preceded it, and with a displacement of around 7,500 tonnes, is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of August.

Kolkata has an all-round capability against enemy submarines, surface warships, anti-ship missiles and fighter aircraft.

It incorporates modern weapons and sensors having advanced information warfare suite, an auxiliary control system with sophisticated power distribution architecture and modular crew quarters, news website USNI News reported. Kolkata is the first in a new class (P15A) of guided missile destroyers.

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