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Indian Navy Warship INS Kora Test-fires Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) in Bay of Bengal

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Anti-Ship MissileOn October 30, 2020, Indian Navy’s Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora (Indian Naval Ship) tested fired Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) in Bay Of Bengal.

The missile successfully hit the target at maximum range with precise accuracy.

INS Kora:

i.INS Kora is a Kora-class guided missile corvette of Indian Navy. It was commissioned into service in 1998.

ii.It was designed by the Navy under Project 25A, and is equipped with Kh-35 Anti-Ship Missile.

iii.Kora Class corvettes are 1,350-tonne guided-missile corvettes.The primary role of these Kora class corvettes is to serve as surface combatants. With a top speed of 25 knots, these Kora Class corvettes can complement 134 personnel, including 14 officers.

iv.There are 3 more warships of this class which are – INS Kirch, INS Kulish and INS Karmuk.

INS Prabal Launches Anti-Ship Missile:

On October 23, 2020, Indian Navy Missile Corvette INS Prabal Launched an Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) on its target in Arabian Sea. It was launched from Arabian Sea and it accurately homed in on its target.

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i.July 10, 2020 Indian Navy has successfully completed its 55 days and 23,000 kilometers long ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as a part of the national effort to repatriate (bring back) Indian citizens from 3 countries of Maldives, Iran, and Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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