Indian Navy Frigate Tushil: P1135.6 Class
- 01 Nov 2021
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Recently, the 7th Indian Navy Frigate of P1135.6 class, named Tushil, was launched at Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia.
- The Indian and Russian governments had in October 2016 signed an agreement to construct four additional P1135.6 class ships -- two each in Russia and India.
- Designed and built by Russia for the Indian Navy, the ship is formally named as ‘Tushil’.
- Tushil is a Sanskrit word meaning Protector Shield.
- Project 1135.6 is also known as Talwar Class — a class of guided-missile frigates.
- These are modified Krivak III-class frigates which are also the main basis of the Russian Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate.
- India has six Talwar class frigates in service.
- This ship is a potent combination of state-of-art Indian and Russian Weapons and Sensors equipped to operate in Littoral and Blue waters, both as a single unit and as consort in a naval task force.
- They feature “stealth technology” in terms of low radar and underwater noise signatures.
- Stealth technology is a low observable technology that makes aircraft, fighter jets, ships, submarines, satellites, missiles etc less visible to radar, infrared, sonar and other detection technologies.
- It highlights the long standing tradition of Military Technical Cooperation between India and Russia.
- They will add more power to the Indian Navy operating in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).