Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today launched the third ship of Project 15B, a guided missile destroyer Imphal, at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai. With a launch weight of 3,037 tonnes, the vessel made its first contact with water with full fanfare during the launching ceremony. INS Imphal, a new, stealthy, guided missile destroyer is the first warship to be named after a city from one of the “Seven Sisters” Northeast states with cutting edge advanced technology and are comparable to the best ships of their class anywhere in the world. It is named after the Imphal taking after the famous Battle of Imphal. Similarly, a company in the Indian military academy is also named IMPHAL to honour the same.