Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Protection Minister Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday, released two frontline battleships of the Indian Navy – ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ – at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) in Mumbai and also commended the initiatives of the Indian Navy in the direction of ‘Aatmanirbharta’.
‘ Surat’ is the fourth Guided Missile Destroyer of the P15B class, while ‘Udaygiri’ is the warship of P17A course.
In his address at the launch of frontline warships, Singh defined the warships as a personification of the federal government’s unwavering dedication to enhancing the country’s maritime ability, while concentrating on ‘Aatmanirbharta’. Sharing self-confidence in the actions taken by the government to accomplish self-sufficiency, he verified, “On top of that, more than two-thirds of the Navy’s modernization budget plan has been spent on native procurement in the last 5 fiscal years. Of the 41 ships and also submarines received by the Navy, 39 are from Indian shipyards. This is a testament to the Navy’s dedication to accomplishing ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.”.
He made a special mention of INS Vikrant, describing it a major turning point in the Navy’s path of Aatmanirbharta.
Singh assured that the two battleships will represent India’s calculated strength in addition to the power of self-sufficiency, before the globe.