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India’s Ist N-Missile Tracking Ship Dhruv Is To Be Launched On Sept 10

On September 10th 2021, India will launch its first satellite and ballistic missile tracking ship, the INS Dhruv. This ship would most likely be deployed in Visakhapatnam, according to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The Hindustan Shipyard collaborated with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) to build the Indian Navy Ship Dhruv, which can track nuclear weapons, satellites, and approaching ballistic missiles. The launch of the Indian Navy Ship Dhruv will be attended by Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and NTRO Chairman Anil Dhasmana, as well as senior DRDO and Navy commanders.

The 10,000 tonnage ship can track long-range nuclear missiles and is essential to India's anti-ballistic missile capacity.

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Chairman Anil Dhasmana, as well as key Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Navy officials, are expected to attend the launch ceremony. The nuclear missile tracking ship would be manned by Strategic Forces Command troops from the Indian Navy (SFC). Only France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China operate such ships.


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The ship can collect information and track missiles and satellites in support of India's strategic weapons and anti-ballistic missiles. The NTA, the Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Navy will jointly manage it. With limited public knowledge, the development time of ships remained primarily covert.

The 10,000-tonne ship, which is part of a top-secret programme, will be at the heart of India's future anti-ballistic missile arsenal, serving as an early warning system for enemy missiles aimed at Indian cities and military bases. The ship will be commissioned at a time when underwater armed and surveillance drones are becoming more popular, and it will play a vital role in maritime domain awareness in the Indo-Pacific.

The Indian Navy Ship (INS) Dhruv will act as a major forces multipliers to India's maritime safety architecture, with both China and Pakistan with nuclear ballistic missile capacity and a land dispute with India, as well as adding the capability of understanding the adversary's true missile capability in the testing of ballistic missiles.

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Dhruv can scan several spectrums, to monitor spy satellites looking over India, and to monitor missile testings in the whole area, using state of the art active scanned array radar Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) or Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA). The Indian Navy will also be able to track the area from the Gulf of Aden to Malacca, Sunda, Lombok, Ombai and Wetar stretches on its access to the Southern Chinese Sea.

Indian Navy Ship Dhruv will allow the Indian Navy to organise better military operations in all three sizes—sub-surface, surface and air—by mapping the Indian Ocean bed. With large investments in long-range aircraft carriers, warships and submarines, China has moved to the maritime military doctrine, and the Indian spyware agency, the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), will provide India with an effective threat to the Indian people.