The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired another guided missile. Under this, a surface-to-air anti-submarine stealth frigate (Anti-Submarine Stealth Missile) was used to target a low-surface target. The Navy said this is another step in the direction of its mantra of 'hit first hit hard' i.e. 'hit first and hit hard'. This anti-submarine missile is capable of attacking the enemy covertly. The missile was fired from a warship stationed on the west coast.
Earlier on May 18, the Navy had test-fired the first indigenous anti-ship missile from a Seaking 42B helicopter in Balasore, Odisha. The Navy is fast moving towards becoming self-reliant. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on May 17 launched two indigenously built warships 'Surat' and 'Udayagiri' at Mazagon Dockyard in Mumbai.
The missile used several new technologies, including a homemade launcher for the helicopter. It is the first indigenous air-launched anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy.
#WATCH | An Indian Navy guided-missile anti-submarine stealth frigate successfully engaging a low flying target with its surface to air missile system, reaffirming the mantra of her crew- Hit first Hit Hard: Indian Navy pic.twitter.com/dzHrq0mw7X— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2022
The Indian Navy regularly tests its weapons and also demonstrates strength wherever necessary. The Indian Navy is also inducting new ships to increase its strength. The Navy recently test-fired a Naval Anti-Ship Missile from a naval helicopter off the Odisha coast. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised the naval forces for their efforts towards self-reliance while launching the ships at Mazagon Docks Limited in Mumbai. The job of a frigate is to protect other fleet ships, merchant ships and other assets against threats at sea, especially submarines.