Thursday, June 13, 2024

INS Mormugao Hits Bull’s Eye With Indigenous BrahMos Missile, Marking A Significant Boost For India’s Atmanirbharta Campaign

By Staff Correspondent

India’s quest for self-sufficiency in the realm of military technology took a significant leap forward with the successful BrahMos missile test-firing from the INS Mormugao on Sunday. The guided-missile destroyer, commissioned by the Indian Navy, marked a milestone in the country’s Atmanirbharta campaign by exhibiting its firepower and precision, hitting the ‘bull’s eye’ in its maiden BrahMos supersonic cruise missile launch.

Constructed by Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house Warship Design Bureau (WDB), INS Mormugao is the second of the Project 15B stealth-guided missile destroyers. The vessel boasts an advanced weapon system, including surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, cutting-edge surveillance radar, and torpedo and rocket launchers for anti-submarine warfare.

Most notably, INS Mormugao is equipped to engage in biological, chemical and nuclear warfare, earning its reputation as one of the most technologically advanced missile carriers worldwide. BrahMos, with its two-stage design and solid propellant booster engine, is itself a formidable weapon system. Upon separation, the missile can achieve supersonic speeds, making it a highly effective tool for naval combat operations.

The successful test-firing of the BrahMos missile from INS Mormugao is a testament to India’s burgeoning defence industry, showcasing the country’s growing self-reliance in military technology. As India moves closer to achieving self-sufficiency in defence, the country’s Atmanirbharta campaign continues to make strides forward, bolstering the nation’s capabilities in the face of potential threats.

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