Naval warship INS Kochi introduced to the fleet

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Naval officers hoisting the flag during the commissioning of naval warship INS Kochi in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

Naval officers hoisting the flag during the commissioning of naval warship INS Kochi in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

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Indian Navy personnel board the newly built INS Kochi, a guided missile destroyer, during a media tour at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. (Reuters Photo)

Indian Navy personnel board the newly built INS Kochi, a guided missile destroyer, during a media tour at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. (Reuters Photo)

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An Indian Navy personnel gestures on the deck of the newly built INS Kochi, a guided missile destroyer. The warship was commissioned on Wednesday by defence minister Manohar Parrikar at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. (Reuters Photo)

An Indian Navy personnel gestures on the deck of the newly built INS Kochi, a guided missile destroyer. The warship was commissioned on Wednesday by defence minister Manohar Parrikar at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. (Reuters Photo)

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar addressing media during the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar addressing media during the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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A naval officer poses for photographs in front of an indigenous rocket launcher during the media preview of the warship INS Kochi before commissioning it to the Indian Navy. According to reports, the INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) guided missile destroyers. (EPA Photo)

A naval officer poses for photographs in front of an indigenous rocket launcher during the media preview of the warship INS Kochi before commissioning it to the Indian Navy. According to reports, the INS Kochi is the second ship of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) guided missile destroyers. (EPA Photo)

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INS Kochi, the warship has been designed by Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Ship builders. (HT Photo)

INS Kochi, the warship has been designed by Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Ship builders. (HT Photo)

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Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, the warship is christened after the port city of Kochi. (HT Photo)

Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, the warship is christened after the port city of Kochi. (HT Photo)

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Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar poses with members of the Indian Navy at the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi at the Mumbai dockyard. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar poses with members of the Indian Navy at the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi at the Mumbai dockyard. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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Visitors aboard INS Kochi during its commissioning ceremony in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Visitors aboard INS Kochi during its commissioning ceremony in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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