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Friday, February 20, 2015

Trials on, INS Kochi to be at sea in 5 months

Kolkata class DDGINS Kochi, the second ship in the Kolkata class of destroyers, is slated to be commissioned in the coming five months after it nears the end of its sea trials, according to sources in the Mazagon Docks Limited.

This will be followed by the third and last ship, Chennai, which will be commissioned by the end of this year. The official name for shipbuilding work of the Kolkata class boats at the MDL is Project 15A.

The INS Kolkata was the first to be commissioned, where it was accepted into the Navy in August last year, in the event attended by both PM Narendra Modi and the then defence minister Arun Jaitley.

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