vin bharat mahan
- Jan 7, 2023
we hv total 7 kolkata+vishakhapatnam class destroyers in 7000-8000 ton displacement. although their is dispute that its VLS number cant be increased beyond 48 (32 barak 8 nd 16 brahmos), but i think even if we cant increase VLS number, these destroyer hv large empty space, where we can equip surface batteries easily. if this possible we can add light sams nd antiship missile, like 16 VLSRAM (30 km range) nd 8-16 upcoming NASM- MR (150 km) or isreali sea breaker (300 km) can be fitted. our 13000 ton displacement project 18 cruisers will only come in navy hand near 2035. so we should build 3 more vishakhapatnam class with modification (more VLS, 120mm guns etc) , so there number reach 10 till 2032. older delhi etc class destroyers r mediocre in capabilities.