New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy dedicated INS Visakhapatnam, the indigenously designed and constructed guided-missile stealth destroyer named after the City of Destiny – Visakhapatnam, in a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard on February 27. The ship is on her maiden visit to the port for participating in the President Fleet Review (PFR) and multi-nation naval exercise MILAN 2022.
INS Visakhapatnam is the lead ship of P15B class of guided missile stealth destroyers and was commissioned on November 21 last year. The ship symbolises India’s matured shipbuilding capability and quest for the Make in India initiative towards achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
The crew of the ship abides by her motto ‘Yasho Labhasva’ – a Sanskrit phrase that translates to ‘Attain Glory’. It embodies the indomitable spirit and capability of this mighty ship to achieve success and glory in every endeavour. The motto inspires her crew to surmount all odds and uphold the glory of the Ship, Service and Nation always.
The Chief Minister took a short tour of the ship and interacted with crew after the dedication ceremony.