INS Kolkata Commissioned into the Indian Navy
Posted on Aug 19th, 2014
The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a ceremony held on August 16 at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
Kolkata is the lead ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers, built by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai.
The function was attended by a host of senior dignitaries, from both the civilian as well as naval community.
Admiral RK Dhowan, during his address, said that commissioning of INS Kolkata is a milestone in the self-reliance programme of the Navy and stressed that indigenisation of platforms, weapons, sensors and equipment, through public as well as private sectors, will continue to remain a focus area. He emphasized that the ‘Roadmap for the Navy’s expansion and growth would continue to remain firmly anchored on Self-reliance and Indigenisation’.