INS Mysore (D60)
|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[update]|
|Class & type:||Delhi class destroyer|
|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)|
|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 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.
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.
Gulf of Aden, 2008
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. 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.
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.
Indian Ocean, Independence Day Weekend 2011
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.
Persian Gulf, 2014
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
- 2 Indian warships anchored near SL
- "Larger Indian warship to fight pirates off Aden". Chennai, India: hindu.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
- "Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'". BBC News. 13 December 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "Naval ships to bail out Indians stranded in Libya". The Times Of India. 27 February 2011.
- "Indian Navy foils piracy attack, rescues Iranian vessel MV Nafis-1". Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- "Indian Navy deploys warship INS Mysore in Persian Gulf". Patrika Group (in Hindi). Retrieved 28 June 2014.
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