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INS Nilgiri

  • 30 Sep 2019
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Recently, the Defence Minister has launched the first of the Navy's seven new stealth frigates named INS Nilgiri, in Mumbai.

  • He also commissioned the largest dry dock of Indian Navy- the ‘Aircraft Carrier Dock’ at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, terming it as an ‘edifice of modern India’.

Dry Dock

  • A dry dock is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.
  • They are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft.
  • INS Nilgiri is the first ship of the Project-17A.
  • Project 17A frigates is a design derivative of the Shivalik class stealth frigates with much more advanced stealth features and indigenous weapons and sensors.
  • The P17A frigates incorporate new design concepts for improved survivability, sea keeping, stealth and ship manoeuvrability.
  • These frigates are being built using integrated construction methodology.

Source: PIB

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