INS Mumbai

INS Mumbai is the third of the Delhi-class guided-missile destroyers in active service with the Indian Navy.

Mumbai was built at Mazagon Dock Limited in her namesake city Mumbai, launched in 1995, and commissioned in 2001.

The ship's crest depicts the gateway entrance to INS Angre (named as such in honour of Admiral Kanhoji Angre). The gateway has a watch tower with three look-out posts and stands against the backdrop of the ramparts of the fort. Two Ghurabs (or Grabs), depicted on either side of the fort, signify the seafaring traditions of the Marathas.[3]

INS Mumbai
INS Mumbai underway
Name: INS Mumbai
Namesake: Mumbai
Ordered: 20 March 1992
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited,  India
Laid down: 12 December 1992
Launched: 20 March 1995
Commissioned: 22 January 2001
Identification: Pennant number: D62
Motto: "Aham Prayptam Tvidametesam Balam" (I am Invincible)
Fate: in active service
Seal of INS Mumbai
General characteristics
Class and type: Delhi-class destroyer
Type: Guided-missile destroyer
Displacement: 6,200 tonnes (full)[1]
Length: 163 m (535 ft) [1]
Beam: 17 m (56 ft)[1]
Draught: 6.5 m (21 ft)[1]
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)[2]
Range: 4,500 mi (7,200 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[2]
Complement: 350 (incl 40 officers)[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • MR-755 Fregat-MAE E-band air and surface search radar
  • BEL RAWL (Signaal LW08) D-band air search radar
  • 3 × MR-212/201 I-band navigation radars
  • 6 × MR-90 Orekh G-band fire-control radars (FCR)
  • MR-184 I/J-band FCR
  • 2 × MR-123-02 I/J-band FCR
  • Granit Garpun B FCR
  • BEL HUMSA hull-mounted sonar
  • Thales Advanced Towed Array Sonar[2]
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • BEL Ajanta Mk 2 ESM
  • Elettronica TQN-2 jammer
  • 2 PK2 chaff launchers
  • Towed decoys[2]
  • 16 × Kh-35E SSM
  • 2 × Shtil SAM systems (48 missiles)
  • 100 mm AK-100 gun
  • 4 × 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns
  • 2 × RBU-6000 rocket launchers
  • Quintuple 533mm torpedo tubes
  • 2 rails of depth charges[2]
Aircraft carried: 2 × Sea King Mk 42B helicopters[2]


SeaKing Mk42B Indian Navy 2005
A Sea King helicopter assigned to Mumbai.

Operation Sukoon

In July 2006, Mumbai was part of Task Force 54, on its way back to India from the Mediterranean, when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out. Mumbai was redeployed to assist the evacuation of Indian citizens from Lebanon as a part of Operation Sukoon.[4]

Operation Raahat

In March 2015, Mumbai was deployed with INS Tarkash and INS Sumitra as part of Operation Raahat to provide protection and support to Indian ships and aircraft involved in the evacuation of Indian citizens from Yemen during the military intervention.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "IN Ships-Destroyers-Delhi Class". Indian Navy. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Commodore Stephen Saunders, ed. (2004). "India". Jane's Fighting Ships 2004-2005 (107th ed.). Coulsdon: Jane's Information Group. p. 308. ISBN 978-0710626233.
  3. ^ "INS Mumbai: A Photo Essay". Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Indians arrive home from Lebanon". BBC News. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2006.
  5. ^ "Indian ship in periphery of Yemen waters, awaits local clearance". First Post. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.

See also

Ajit Kumar P

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D62 may refer to:

D62 steam locomotive

HMS Khedive (D62), a 1942 British Royal Navy escort aircraft carrier

HMS Jutland (D62), a 1946 British Royal Navy Battle-class fleet destroyer

HMS Wild Swan (D62), a 1919 British Royal Navy V and W class of destroyer

INS Mumbai, a 1995 Indian Navy Delhi-class destroyer

D62 road (Croatia), a state roadand also:

D 62, Nad Al Hammar Road, a road in Al Rashidiya, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates

the ICD-10 code for an acute posthaemorrhagic anaemia

Delhi-class destroyer

The Delhi-class destroyers are guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. Three ships of this class are in active service. The Delhi-class vessels were the largest vessels to be built in India at the time of their commissioning. The ships were built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) at a cost of ₹7.5 billion (equivalent to ₹24 billion or US$350 million in 2018) each.

Guided missile destroyer

A guided-missile destroyer is a destroyer designed to launch guided missiles. Many are also equipped to carry out anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface operations. The NATO standard designation for these vessels is DDG. Nations vary in their use of destroyer D designation in their hull pennant numbering, either prefixing or dropping it altogether. The U.S. Navy has adopted the classification DDG in the American hull classification system.

In addition to the guns, a guided-missile destroyer is usually equipped with two large missile magazines, usually in vertical-launch cells. Some guided-missile destroyers contain powerful radar systems, such as the United States’ Aegis Combat System, and may be adopted for use in an anti-missile or ballistic-missile defense role. This is especially true of navies that no longer operate cruisers, so other vessels must be adopted to fill in the gap.

HMIS Bombay (J249)

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HMS Bombay

A number of ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name Bombay, after the Indian city of Bombay, now Mumbai. Among them were:

HMS Bombay (1790) was a storeship in service in 1790.

HMS Bombay (1805) was a 38-gun fifth rate launched in 1793 for the East India Company. She served as Bombay until the Royal Navy purchased her in 1805. She served with the Royal Navy as HMS Bombay and later HMS Ceylon until she was sold in 1857.

HMS Bombay (1808) was a 74-gun Leviathan-class third rate launched at Bombay in 1808. She was renamed HMS Blake in 1819 and transferred to harbour service in 1828. She was broken up in 1855.

HMS Bombay (1828) was an 84-gun second rate launched at Bombay in 1828. She was completed in 1861 as an 81-gun screw powered ship and was burnt by accident 14 miles off Montevideo, Uruguay in 1864.

HMIS Bombay (1919) was a 125-foot-long (38 m) composite steam trawler used as a patrol vessel and minesweeper from 1919 to 1931.

HMIS Bombay (1941), later INS Bombay, was a Bathurst-class corvette launched in 1941 and sold in 1960.There was also HMS Bombay Castle, a 74-gun third rate launched in 1782 and wrecked in 1796. She was ordered under the name Bombay in 1780, but was renamed before her launch.


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INS Bombay

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INS Mumbai (D62) is a Delhi-class guided-missile destroyer, commissioned in 2001

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Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

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