INS Imphal Commissioned: A Landmark Achievement for India’s Naval Strength, Says PM Modi


New Delhi, December 26, 2023 – In a momentous occasion for the nation, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed immense pride as the Indian Navy officially commissioned INS Imphal into its fleet today.

Taking to social media, the Prime Minister lauded the commissioning of INS Imphal, highlighting it as a significant milestone that reflects India’s growing self-reliance in the field of defense. His post read, “Proud moment for India as INS Imphal has been commissioned into our Navy, a testament to India’s growing self-reliance in defense. It epitomizes our naval excellence and engineering prowess. Compliments to everyone involved in this milestone for Aatmanirbharta. We shall keep securing our seas and strengthening our nation.”

The commissioning of INS Imphal marks a remarkable achievement for India, showcasing advancements in naval technology and engineering capabilities. The vessel, part of the ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers, stands as a symbol of the country’s commitment to Aatmanirbharta (self-reliance) and naval prowess.

The Prime Minister’s emphasis on securing the seas underscores the strategic importance of naval strength in safeguarding the nation’s interests. As India continues to strengthen its defense capabilities, INS Imphal adds a formidable asset to the Indian Navy, contributing to maritime security and national defense.

The commissioning ceremony, attended by dignitaries and naval officials, signifies a collective achievement in India’s journey towards enhancing its defense infrastructure and fostering self-reliance. This development aligns with the government’s vision of bolstering Aatmanirbhar Bharat and ensuring the country’s security on the seas.

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