INS Kochi, commissioned on Sept 30, 2015 at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, is the second ship of the indigenously designed stealth guided missile destroyers and the largest warship ever built in India. The Navy’s most powerful destroyer, she was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai over ten years. Planned and designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, the P15A ships are named after major ports of India including Kolkata, Kochi and Chennai. The keel of Kochi was laid on Oct 25,2005 and launched on Sept 18, 09. The most potent amongst surface combatants constructed in India, she measures 164 m in length and approximately 17 m in width, with a full load displacement of 7,500 tonnes. She is armed with the Israeli-built MF-STAR phased array radar capable to tracking targets several hundreds of kilometres away and surface-to-air missiles. The ship has a complement of 40 officers and 350 sailors. Her first Commanding Officer is Captain Gurcharan Singh. The motto of the ship is, Armed to Conquer.