In a recent announcement by the Indian Navy INS Surat, a Project 15B Destroyer, and INS Udaygiri, a Project 17A Frigate will be launched into the Arabian Sea at Mazgaon Docks Ltd in Mumbai.
Two indigenously built stealth frontline warships of the Indian Navy will be launched on May 17 at Mazagon Docks in Mumbai by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
A statement from the Indian Navy said the nation would witness a landmark event in the history of indigenous warship building when Surat, a Project 15B destroyer, and Udaygiri, a Project 17A frigate, would be launched.
The Project 15B class of ships are the next-generation stealth, guided missile destroyers of the Navy being built at Mazagon Docks. Surat is the fourth of Project 15B destroyers. It heralds a significant makeover of the P15A (Kolkata Class) destroyers and is named after the commercial capital of Gujarat and also the second-largest commercial hub of western India, after Mumbai. Surat has a rich maritime and ship building history and vessels built at the city in the 16th and 18th centuries were known for their longevity (of more than 100 years), the statement said.