Since the second world war, large battleships have become a relict their places taken by aircraft carriers and destroyers. India has programs to develop both carriers and destroyers. However, I would love to see a nuclear powered missile cruiser (larger than a destroyer) for IN. It will have enormous firepower, can carry troops and helos too. The very presence of it will be a deterrent to even a carrier battle group. Currently, Russia is the only nation with a nuke powered cruiser - Kirov class battlecruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What do the members think of it?