New Delhi: The Indian Navy test-fired an anti-ship missile, from the Indian warship INS Prabal, during a practice drill, held in the Arabian Sea. The missile launched from INS Prabal, precisely hit the retired Indian warship, from the Godavari class. The hit was so accurate that the ship sank on the spot. Analysts are claiming that the Indian Navy delivered a message to China and Pakistan, by releasing a video of the test.
INS Prabal is a modern destroyer from the Indian Navy, from the Veer class, equipped with missiles. The ship was built in Mazagon Docks Limited, at Mumbai and was commissioned in the Indian Navy, in the year 2002. The ship is equipped with the KH-35 Uran anti-ship missiles. This missile can hit a target up to 130 kilometres.
Against the background of the tension with China, India has increased its deployment in the Indian Ocean region, and the Navy keeps having practice drills. The anti-ship missile was fired by INS Prabal, during one of these drills and the missile hit the designated target with absolute precision. Indigenously built INS Ganga, a retired Indian warship from the Godavari class, was selected as the target. This warship had retired from the Indian Navy in 2018 after serving for 35 years. The Navy has released video of the test and it shows the missile hitting the target with precision.
In the last few weeks, India has conducted 14 missile tests. This has considerably augmented the strength of the Indian armed forces. Two days ago, supersonic BrahMos missile, was test-fired from destroyer INS Chennai, in the Arabian Sea. While the tension between India and Pakistan, as well as China, is increasing, these tests conducted by India, are drawing global attention. It is claimed that these are also to deliver messages to Pakistan and China.