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Navy to commission India-built stealth guided missile destroyer

Mormugao is the second warship under the navy’s Project-15B under which two more warships will be delivered by 2025.

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy announced on Friday that the latest stealth guided missile destroyer, Mormugao, will be commissioned on December 18 at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, enhancing its "mobility, reach, and flexibility" to carry out missions in the Indian Ocean and beyond. Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will be present for the commissioning.

According to officials familiar with the navy's modernization, Mormugao is the second vessel to be delivered as part of Project-15B, which also calls for the delivery of two additional warships by 2025. In Mumbai last November, the first P-15B warship, Visakhapatnam, was commissioned. The navy's internal design team, Warship Design Bureau, created the destroyers of the Visakhapatnam class.