India's new warship Mahendragiri to be launched in Mumbai
The warship 'Mahendragiri', built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, will be launched on 1 September 2023 in Mumbai.
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Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar, wife of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, will launch the warship Mahendragiri, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will be the chief guest at the ceremony.
Warship Mahendragiri is the seventh ship of the Project 17A frigates.
It is named after Mahendragiri, a mountain peak in the Eastern Ghats, located in the state of Odisha.
It is a technologically advanced warship and is also a symbol of India's determination to embrace its rich naval heritage.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)
It is a shipyard located in Mazgaon, Mumbai.
It also manufactures warships and submarines for the Indian Navy and offshore platforms and associated support vessels for offshore oil drilling.
It is a Public Sector Undertaking managed by the Ministry of Defence, The Government of India holds an 84.83% stake in MDL.
Established - 1934
Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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