22 May INS Rajput
GS PAPER-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Recently, on 21 May, 2021 INS Rajput has been decommissioned after 41 years of service by the Indian Navy. INS Rajput was the first destroyer as well as the lead ship of the Rajput class of the Indian Navy.
Rajput class of ships of the Indian Navy-
Rajput class ships of the Indian Navy are guided missiles destroyers that were manufactured by the former Soviet Union (USSR). Soviet Kashin class destroyers of the USSR were modified to meet the needs of the Indian Navy. Indian Navy commissioned 5 such ships in the 1980s and they are all attached to the Easter Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
some of the equipment’s –
INS Rajput was equipped with a variety of sensors and weapons. She was fitted with the BrahMos missile and Prithvi-III missile was also test fired from INS Rajput. INS Rajput is equipped to attack various land, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine targets