What is Fleet Tanker INS Shakti?when included in navy?
The construction of INS Shakti commenced in November 2009 at the Fincantieri shipyard, Italy.
The ship was formally handed over to the Indian Navy on September 23, in under two years. The ship is 175 metres in length and 32 metres wide. INS Shakti is one of the largest ships of the Indian Navy.
The ship is fitted with a credible self defence capability and an indigenous Anti Missile Defence Chaff System.
Official sources said the construction of Fleet Tanker Shakti started in November 2009 at the Fincantieri Shipyard, Italy and it was formally handed over to the Indian Navy on 23rd of last month at Visakhapatnam. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma commissioned Indian Navy's fourth Fleet Tanker Shakti at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
Built at the Fincantieri Shipyard, Italy, Fleet Tanker INS Shakti was formally handed over to the Indian Navy on 23 September at the Eastern Naval Command.
Speaking on the occasion he said the role of Indian Navy is expanding to the farthest parts of the world alongside its fleet expansion.