EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Navy’s 1st Kolkata-class Destroyer At Sea During Final Trials
A bare handful of grainy photographs exist in the public domain of Kolkata (D63), the first P15A destroyer that’s been delivered to the Indian Navy today by Mazagon Docks Ltd (MDL). Thankfully, not anymore. The photograph above is the first proper image of the destroyer at sea in full operational configuration, with its decks, weapons and sensors clearly visible. This photograph, taken during acceptance trials in the Arabian Sea, provides the first comprehensive visual of the warship. Still not sure why MDL and Indian Navy chose to be so secretive about the Kolkata. As always, happy to bring you this first. More soon.