Crest Unveiling Ceremony of Indian Navy’s Project 15B Warship “Surat”

The Crest of Indian Navy’s latest, indigenous under-construction, guided missile destroyer, ‘Surat’ under Project 15B, is scheduled to be unveiled by Shri Bhupendra Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat in presence of Adm  R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Naval Staff, at a ceremony to be held in the city of Surat on 06 November 2023.

Hon’ble Indian Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had earlier launched this warship on 17 March 2022 at Mumbai. 

Amongst the latest frontline ‘Warship Projects’ under construction, the ‘Project 15B’ programme involves construction of four next generation stealth guided missile destroyers, of which ‘Surat’ is the fourth and the last ship.

She is presently under construction at the Mazagon Docks Shipbuilders Ltd. Mumbai. Construction of this warship testifies the nation’s dedication to indigenous cutting-edge warship building technology and commitment to strategic military advancements.

From a small navy at the time of independence, Indian Navy today is a highly capable, combat ready, cohesive, credible and future proof force. 

The ceremony for unveiling the crest is being conducted under the aegis of Western Naval Command by Gujarat Naval Area and is scheduled to take place on the evening of 06 Nov 23, at Surat.