Indian Navy’s INS Kolkata and INS Shakti to take part in Chinese Navy 70th Anniversary
Indian Navy’s two ships would take part in 70th anniversary Celebration of PLA Navy later this month. INS Kolkata is the lead ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided missile destroyers while INS Shakti is a fleet tanker
These two ships are scheduled to visit Qingdao which is a Chinese port from April 21 to April 26 to participate in International Fleet review to celebrate 70th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. During the visit, Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri long with the Commanding Officer of INS Kolkata, Captain Arya Hara, will host an on-board reception for the public.
So let’s study some facts about these two ships
- In the Indian Navy this is the lead ship of Kolkata-class stealth guided missile destroyers.
- It carries 4 x 8 cell Vertical Launching System for a total of 32 Barak-8 missiles for its anti-air operations.
- This ship also carries 2 x 8 cell Universal Vertical Launching System for 16 Brahmos anti-ship and land attack missiles.
- It has a flight deck with a Enclosed Hangar for its aviation operations.
- It has a range of 8000 NM i.e 15000 kilometers.
- ” Yudhaya Sarvasannadh ” is the motto of this destroyer which means “Always prepared for battle ” .
- This is a Deepak class fleet tanker of the Indian Navy.
- It can fuel four ships at a time with a speed of 1500 tonnes per hour.
- It has a speed of 20 knots and can carry 180 sailors and 20 officers
- Its motto is ” Anything, Anywhere “.
Over 60 countries would also join the commemorative event for the PLA Navy’s 70th founding anniversary on April 23.
Furthermore it will include various activities including high level symposiums, an international fleet inspection, joint military music display, cultural and sports exchanges etc.
As China has intensified efforts to increase global presence the PLA Navy is expanding its fleet including aircraft carriers.
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