Firstly, India is all set to launch its 1st ballistic missile tracking ship Dhruv on 10th September (Friday). There is a 10,000-tonne vessel that will be ordered from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
As per the report, INS Dhruv will be commissioned in the presence of senior officials from the Indian Navy,
the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), among others.
Add to this, INS Dhruv, the updated addition to the Indian Navy’s arsenal, was built by the Hindustan Shipyard in collaboration with the DRDO and NTRO.
Additionally, The new ship is manufactured with multiple features that make it a state-of-the-art instrument in modern naval warfare.
Moreover, Dhruv is India’s 1st naval vessel that is capable of tracking nuclear missiles at a very long too range, which assumes a special significance with an inclining threat of nuclear ballistic warfare in the Indo-Pacific region.
Features of IND Dhruv:
- The INS Dhruv could provide early warning of attacks by ballistic missiles launched from Pakistan and China as per a report.
- The satellite and ballistic missile tracking ships were known by the code designation VC-11184.
- The length of the ship is 175 meters, has a beam of 22 meters, a draught of 6 meters and can attain a speed of 21 knots.
- It is powered by two imported 9,000 kilowatts combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) configuration engines and three 1200 kilowatt auxiliary generators
- The 10,00 tonnes vessel is housed with long-range radars, dome-shaped tracking antennae, advanced electronics.
- INS Dhruv is also designed with the capability to detection of enemy submarines.
- The ship is equipped with the DRDO, developed state-of-the-art active scanned array radar.
- According to, both Pakistan and China have nuclear ballistic capabilities and land disputes with India, therefore, the INS Dhruv will help the Navy of India.
- It will also help in monitoring the flight trajectories and telemetry data of the Agni land-based missiles and ‘K’ series of submarine-launched ballistic missiles launched by India during trials, reports Jagran Josh.