INS Imphal is a guided missile destroyer warship of the Indian Navy, set to be commissioned in December. It is the third ship of the Navy’s Project 15B or Visakhapatnam-class.
2. Who designed INS Imphal?
INS Imphal was designed by the Navy’s Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL).
3. Why is INS Imphal significant?
INS Imphal is the first capital warship named after a city in North-East India, Imphal, the capital of Manipur. It’s also notable for having separate accommodation for women officers and sailors.
4. What are the capabilities of INS Imphal?
INS Imphal is equipped with advanced weapons like Brahmos supersonic missiles, Barak-8 MRSAM, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. It can carry a crew of 312 and operate for 4000 nautical miles without resupply.
5. What is the Brahmos missile system on INS Imphal?
The Brahmos missile system on INS Imphal is an upgraded version with dual role capability for long-range and land attack. It recently carried out a successful firing of an extended range Brahmos missile.
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