INS Delhi (D61)
INS Delhi (D61) departing Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, 20th June 2009.
|Ordered:||20 March 1992|
|Builder:||Mazagon Dock Limited, India|
|Laid down:||12 December 1992|
|Launched:||20 March 1995|
|Commissioned:||15 November 1997|
|Identification:||Pennant number: D61|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[update]|
|Class and type:||Delhi class destroyer|
|Displacement:||6,200 tons (full load)|
|Length:||163 m (535 ft)|
|Beam:||17.4 m (57 ft)|
|Draught:||6.5 m (21 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 x M36E gas turbine plants;
4 x DT-59 reversible gas turbines;
2 G-54 gearboxes;
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h)+|
|Range:||5,000 mi (8,000 km)|
|Complement:||350 (incl 40 officers)|
|1 x MR-775 Fregat MAE air search radar
1 x Bharat RAWL (Dutch Signaal LW08) surface search radar
3 x MR-212/201 Vaygach-U (NATO: Palm Frond) navigation radars, JRC SATCOM
1 x Bharat APSOH or HUMSA sonar
1 x Garden Reach Model 15-750 variable depth sonar or 1 x Thales ATAS
|Armament:||4 quad-cell Kh-35 Switchblade (SS-N-25) SSM
2 x Shtil SAM systems
1 x 100 mm AK-100 gun
4 x 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns
2 x RBU-6000 Anti-submarine mortar arrays
5 x 10-21 inch torpedo tubes
|Aircraft carried:||2 x Sea King helicopters|
INS Delhi is the lead ship of her class of guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. She was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai and commissioned on 15 November 1997. This class is among the largest warships to be designed and built in India.
Delhi is the second vessel of the Indian Navy to bear the name. She inherits the mantle from the Leander-class cruiser of the same name, previously HMS Achilles of Battle of the River Plate fame. She had an illustrious career in the Portuguese-Indian War of 1961, during the annexation of Goa, Daman and Diu when she provided naval gunfire support.
Task Force Europe 2009
During May–July 2009, INS Delhi led the Indian Navy task force on deployment to Europe. During this deployment, the task force participated in joint-exercises with the Royal Navy and the French Navy. Exercise Konkan-09 with the Royal Navy, was conducted off the coast of the United Kingdom. Exercise Varuna 2009 with the French Navy was off the coast of France.
- "Surface Ships". Indian Navy. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
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- "KONKAN 2009". Indiannavy.nic.in. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- "Varuna 2009". Indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
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