New Delhi: Highlighting the maritime connect with the great city of Mumbai and the rich maritime traditions of the state of Maharashtra, a model of Indian Navy’s warship INS Mumbai was dedicated to the city of Mumbai on Sunday by Aditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of Rear Admiral V. Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA).
Located at JK Kapur Chowk, Worli, the ship’s model makes its presence felt next to the iconic Bandra Worli Seal-link, manifesting the contribution of the Navy towards safeguarding the maritime frontiers of the nation.
The dedication of the model of INS Mumbai to the city from which she derives her name, which is also is the home of Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, showcases the strong bonds the Indian Navy shares with the city. INS Mumbai was built indigenously by Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks Ltd.
She is a guided missile destroyer fitted with an arsenal of weapons and sensors capable of engaging the enemy in all three dimensions. She has been the Flagship for various combat operations like Op Parakram and many Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations across the globe in the last two decades.