INS RANA AND INS SUMEDHA
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- Indian Naval ships INS Rana and INS Sumedha undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with French Navy ship FS Surcouf in the Bay of Bengal on 30th June 2023.
About INS Rana
- INS Rana is a Rajput-class destroyer in active service with the Indian Navy. She was commissioned on 28 June 1982.
- INS Rana serves in the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy. Her home port is Visakhapatnam.
- A guided-missile destroyer (DDG) is a destroyer whose primary armament is guided missiles so they can provide anti-aircraft warfare screening for the fleet.
- A Destroyer is a fast, maneuverable, long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy, or battle group and defend them against powerful short-range attackers.
- They were originally developed in 1885 by Fernando Villaamil for the Spanish Navy as a defense against torpedo boats.
The Rajput-class Guided-Missile Destroyers built for the Indian Navy are modified versions of Soviet Kashin-class destroyers. They are also known as Kashin-II class. The ships were built in the former Soviet Union after considerable Indian design modifications to the Kashin design. These included the replacement of the helicopter pad in the original design with a flight elevator, as well as major changes to the electronics and combat systems. Five units were built for export to India in the 1980s. All units are currently attached to the Eastern Naval Command.
About INS Sumedha
- INS Sumedha (P58) is the third Saryu-class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy, designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Limited.
- It is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of sea lines of communications and offshore assets and escort duties.
SARYU CLASS OF OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS
The Saryu class of offshore patrol vessels (OPV) are advanced patrol ships of the Indian Navy built at the Goa Shipyard Limited. These vessels are capable of ocean surveillance and monitoring and can maintain control of shipping lanes. They can also be deployed to provide security to offshore oil installations, and other naval assets.
Q. Consider the following statements:
1.A guided-missile destroyer (DDG) is a destroyer whose primary armament is guided missiles so they can provide anti-aircraft warfare screening for the fleet.
2.The Rajput-class Guided-Missile Destroyers built for the Indian Navy are modified versions of Soviet Kashin-class destroyers.
3.INS Sukanya is the third Saryu-class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy, designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Limited.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) None of the above.
Correct Answer: (c) 3 only