INS Visakhapatnam

The INS Visakhapatnam is the first Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. The ship was handed over to the Navy at the naval shipyard located in Mumbai on 21st November, 2021 by Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.


INS Visakhapatnam is 163 m long and 17 m wide. The displacement is 7,400 tons. This ship can be considered one of the most important warships built in India. It is powered by four powerful gas turbines in a gas-to-gas combined configuration. This warship can reach speeds of 30 knots and has been named after the historic coast of Visakhapatnam which is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Improved stealth capabilities of INS Visakhapatnam

INS Visakhapatnam has improved stealth capabilities and reduced radar cross section (RCS). This is achieved by the efficient moulding of the hull, the covered mast, the use of radar transmission material on exposed decks, and the design of the full beam superstructure.

Weapons system

The ship consists of state-of-the-art weapons and sensors such as surface-to-ground missiles and surface-to-air missiles. Equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance radar that delivers target data to the onboard gun weapon system. Locally developed rocket launchers, torpedo tubes and ASW helicopters provide this ship with anti-submarine capabilities. INS Visakhapatnam is also suitable for combat in biological, nuclear and chemical war situations.

The ship is equipped with important unique equipment or systems such as Torpedo Tube Launcher, Combat Management System, Automated Power Management System, Rocket Launcher, Helo Traversing system, Integrated Platform Management System and foldable hangar doors as well as close-in weapon system and SONAR.