The Indian navy’s biggest warship, the flagship Pulkits flagship, is about to make its maiden sea voyage, after a decade-long absence.
The vessel, built by the Tata Group of India, will make its voyage from the southern port of Goa, which is also home to the world’s second largest submarine fleet, on Thursday.
The PulkITS is the world-leading warship of the Indian Navy and is one of two warships in the class of Prakashan class.
The Prakas were developed by the Indian government to be an agile, light cruiser capable of carrying out long-range patrols and patrol missions.
Its main role is in the coastal region of Goan, a strategically important port and a major hub for India’s military.
The ship has been undergoing sea trials for the past two years and is scheduled to enter service in the third quarter of 2020.