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INS Delhi (D61)

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INS Delhi (D61) is the lead ship of her class of guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. She was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai and commissioned on November 15, 1997. This class is among the largest warships to be designed and built in India.

INS Delhi is the second vessel of the Indian Navy to bear the name. She inherits the mantle from the Leander-class light cruiser of the same name, which had an illustrious career in the Portuguese-Indian War of 1961, during the annexation of Goa, Daman and Diu when the ship fired a few rounds against a civilian airport radio tower nearly destroying it.

During the 2008 Indian Ocean War, the Delhi and Viraat was sunk by torpedoes from the Canadian nuclear sub HMCS Lake Huron on July 20th.

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