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Warships a big hit on Navy Week at Paradip

Bhubaneswar, Nov 12: As part of Navy Week celebrations, two warships of the Eastern Fleet namely INS Rajput and INS Kora were opened for visit by children and the public at Paradip for last two days.

A large number of public from all walks of life visited the ships and were taken on a guided tour of the ships and briefed about the diverse weapons and equipment fitted onboard.

INS Rajput is the first of modified versions of the Soviet Kashin quided-missile destroyer retrofitted with a state-of-the-art weapons and sensor package designed for multi-dimensional combat operations. The ship is also a potent Anti-Submarine Warfare platform with indigenous sonar and an integral Kamov helicopter which can seek and destroy submarines. INS Kora is a missile corvettes are indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. 

The ship’s armament include surface-to-surface missiles, MR gun and close range anti-missile defence which enable the ship to assume a significant role in protecting sensitive harbours and coastal installations.

The visitors were explained on various naval evolutions and operations by means of photo boards and projection systems. The visitors had opportunity to interacted with Men in White and experienced life in the Navy from close quarters with considerable excitement.

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