Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy dedicated INS Visakhapatnam, the indigenously designed and constructed guided-missile stealth destroyer named after the 'City of Destiny' Visakhapatnam, in a formal ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard here.
The ship is on her maiden visit to the port to participate in the President Fleet Review (PFR) and MILAN 2022. INS Visakhapatnam is the lead ship of the P15B class of guided missile stealth destroyers and was commissioned on 21 November 2021.
The ship symbolises India's advanced shipbuilding capability and its quest for the 'Make in India' initiative to achieve 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'. The crew of the ship abides by her motto 'Yasho Labhasva' – a Sanskrit phrase that translates to 'Attain Glory'. It embodies the indomitable spirit and capability of this mighty ship to achieve success and glory in every endeavour, the Navy said on Monday adding the motto inspires her crew to surmount all odds and uphold the glory of the ship, service, and nation.
The CM took a short tour of the ship and interacted with the crew after the dedication ceremony.