INS Kirch Stirs Enthusiasm Among People In Odisha’s Gopalpur

Berhampur: Indian naval ship Kirch, a guided missile corvette, attracted a large number of  visitors and stirred enthusiasm among youngsters when it made a port call to Gopalpur in Odisha for public display.

The ship was open to visitors from November 18 to 22 and the event was conducted under the aegis of Cmde NP Pradeep, Naval Officer-in-Charge Odisha.

The visit to the naval ship stirred immense enthusiasm among the local people, particularly youngsters and children, who got an opportunity to get introduced to their Navy.

Besides motivating the younger generation to consider a career with the Indian Navy, the visit also generated a consciousness towards maritime security amongst the local populace.

The visitors were given a guided tour of the ship and were briefed on the armament fit and life onboard a warship.

The ship attracted over 2000 visitors including NCC Cadets, children from IREL, Army Public School Gopalpur, KV Gopalpur, Atomic Energy Central School and families of the staff if Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Coast Guard.

INS Kirch is a ‘Kora Class’ indigenously designed missile corvette built at GRSE Kolkata. It is armed with an impressive array of weapons and sensors that include a medium-range gun, 30 mm close range guns, chaff launchers and anti- ship missiles. 

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