Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
student competition 2020

Fleet tanker INS Deepak commissioned into Indian Navy

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Fleet tanker INS Deepak.

MUMBAI (PTI): INS Deepak, an Italian-built fleet tanker, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister A K Antony Friday who said the year will see more acquisitions and commissioning of vessels to strengthen maritime security.

The tanker was commissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

"It is a great moment for Indian Navy and 2011 will see more acquisitions and commissioning to strengthen the maritime security," Antony said.

He unveiled the ship's name plaque, marking the formal induction of INS Deepak into the Indian Navy.

The 175-metre long and 25-metre wide ship has a capacity to carry 15,450 tonnes of liquid cargo, 510 tonnes of solid cargo and 16 cargo containers on the upper deck.

The Western fleet tanker has state-of-the-art aviation facilities and can operate various types of helicopters from its deck. The ship has been built by Italian company Fincantieri.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chief of Naval staff Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma and Vice-Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin, the flag officer commanding in Chief of Western Naval Command and other dignitaries.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Five Rafale jets formally inducted into IAF in a major boost to India's air power

Five French-made multirole Rafale fighter jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force on Thursday in a glittering ceremony at the Ambala air force base, in a major boost to India's air power capability at a time the country is engaged in an escalating border dispute with China in Eastern Ladakh.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery