INS Mysore (D60)

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For the Crown Colony class cruiser that served between 1957 and 1985, see INS Mysore (C60).
INS Mysore
INS Mysore
Career
Name: INS Mysore
Namesake: Mysore
Ordered: 20 March 1992
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited,  India
Launched: 4 June 1993
Commissioned: 2 June 1999
Identification: Pennant number: D60
Motto: Na Bhibheti Kadaachana (Sanskrit for Always Fearless)
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Delhi class destroyer
Displacement: 6,200 tonnes
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 17 m (56 ft)
Draught: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x AM-50 boost gas turbines; 54,000 shp and
2 x cruise diesels; 2 shafts, 10,000 bhp
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)+
Range: 5,000 mi (8,000 km)
Complement: 360 (Including 40 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Air Surveillance; 1 x MR-775 Fregat MAE (NATO: Half Plate) planar array radar
Surface Surveillance; 1 x Bharat RAWL (Dutch Signaal LW08) radar, operating at D-band frequency
Navigation; 3 x MR-212/201 navigation radars, operating at I-band, JRC SATCOM
Sonar; 1 x Bharat APSOH (Advanced Panoramic Sonar Hull) hull-mounted sonar
Armament: 16 x SS-N-25 SSM (4 quad launchers),
2 x SA-N-7 SAM launchers,
1 x 100 mm AK-100 gun,
4 x 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns,
2 x RBU-6000 Anti-submarine mortars,
5 x 10-21 inch torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x Sea King helicopters

INS Mysore is a Delhi-class guided-missile destroyer currently in active service with the Indian Navy.

History[edit]

INS Mysore was built at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai. Her keel was laid down in February 1991 and she was launched on 4 June 1993. Sea trials began in the Arabian Sea in March 1999, and she was commissioned on 2 June, 1999 by then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Her first CO was Captain Rajiv Dhamdhere.

She is the successor to INS Mysore that served in the Indian Navy from 1957 to 1985. Her crest features a double-headed eagle from the sigil of the erstwhile House of Wodeyar of Mysore.

Operations[edit]

Colombo, 2008[edit]

In August 2008, INS Mysore along with INS Ranvir, were anchored just outside Sri Lankan territorial waters to provide security for the Indian prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other high-ranking officials at the 15th SAARC summit.[1]

Gulf of Aden, 2008[edit]

Main article: Piracy in Somalia

In November 2008, INS Mysore was deployed to the Gulf of Aden to replace INS Tabar as part of the Indian Navy's efforts to combat piracy off Somalia.[2] On December 13, 2008, INS Mysore captured 23 sea pirates along with arms and ammunition when the pirates were trying to capture MV Gibe, a ship sailing under the Ethiopian flag.[3][4][5]

Libya, 2011[edit]

On 26 February 2011, INS Mysore was deployed with INS Jalashwa to the Mediterranean Sea under Operation Safe Homecoming to evacuate Indian citizens from Libya in the aftermath of the turmoil from the 2011 Libyan civil war. They carried their full air wings and a contingent of Marine special forces.[6]

Indian Ocean, Independence Day Weekend 2011[edit]

On August 12, the Indian Navy discovered an Iranian cargo vessel, the Nafis-1, was off course. After two days of surveillance, it was suspected that the ship was hijacked by pirates. On August 14, Mysore was called in to intercept the ship. The crew of nine hijackers, frightened after seeing the Mysore, did not attempt any resistance. A helicopter with 9 MARCOS Marines on board was sent to detain the suspects. The pirates' automatic assault weapons were found hidden in storage aboard the hijacked vessel.[7]

Persian Gulf, 2014[edit]

On 27 June 2014, INS Mysore was deployed to Persian Gulf to evacuate Indians from Iraq during 2014 Northern Iraq offensive. During the operation, she was accompanied by INS Tarkash which was deployed to Gulf of Aden[8]

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