Chennai: Naval ship INS Chennai was formally dedicated to the city on Monday in the presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Eastern Naval Command, Flag Officer and Commanding-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral, H C S Bisht.
The dedication ceremony of the ‘P15A Guided Missile Destroyer’ was marked by a series of drills and events, besides unveiling of a plaque by Palaniswami at the Chennai Port Trust here, an official release said.
Vice Admiral Bisht in his brief address said the Navy was fully geared to meet the challenges at sea.
Named after the city, the ship is commanded by captain C R Praveen Nair and has 45 officers.
INS Chennai has been anchored here since April 15 and was visited by more than 5,000 people, including 2000 students, the release added.