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INS Kochi

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Commissioning ceremony of INS Kochi at Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai.
OperatorIndian Navy
BuilderMazagon Dock Limited
Laid down25 October 2005
Launched18 September 2009
Commissioned30 September 2015
MottoJahi Shatrun Mahabaho(Sanskrit) "Oh mighty armed one… conquer the enemy"[1]
General characteristics
Class and typeKolkata-class destroyer
Displacement7,500 t (7,400 long tons; 8,300 short tons) full load[2][3][4][5]
Length163 m (535 ft)
Beam17.4 m (57 ft)
SpeedIn excess of 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys
Aircraft carried2 × Sea King or HAL Dhruv helicopters
Aviation facilitiesDual Enclosed hangar

INS Kochi (D-64) is a warship of the Indian Navy which was commissioned on 30 September 2015.[13] It is the second warship of the Kolkata-class Destroyer series after INS Kolkata. The keel of ship was laid down on 25 October 2005 and launched on 18 September 2009. It was constructed in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.[1]

Weapon testing[change | change source]

a test missile launched from INS Kochi

On 1 November 2015, the Navy launched the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Kochi. The missile hit its target which was an old ship called INS Alleppey, almost perfectly. This was the first time it was launched straight up from the 7,500-tonne INS Kochi.[14]

On May 16 and 29 November 2017, the Navy launched the Barak 8 missiles from INS Kochi, and it was successful.[15][16]

References[change | change source]

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  14. "BrahMos missile tested successfully from latest stealth destroyer INS Kochi". The Times of India. 1 November 2015. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  15. "Navy successfully test fires MR-SAM from INS Kochi". One India. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  16. Gady, Franz-Stefan. "India's Navy Successfully Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability During Missile Test". The Diplomat. Retrieved 24 February 2024.