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INS 'Shivalik' and 'Sindhukirti'

  • 01 Jul 2019
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Defence Minister visited the Indian Navy's indigenously designed stealth frigate, INS 'Shivalik' and INS 'Sindhukirti'.

INS 'Shivalik'

  • INS 'Shivalik' is India’s first stealth frigate in the shivalik series under project 17 with 80% indigenous content.
    • Stealth frigates can escape detection by normal radars and surveillance equipment.
  • INS 'Shivalik' is armed with missiles, helicopter support, mounted guns and a combat management system that can effectively coordinate all weapons and sensors onboard, giving it the ability to deal with multiple threats.
  • Special aerodynamics, equipment, and materials used in designing and building INS 'Shivalik' makes it very difficult to monitor their movements.
  • Apart from India, only the US, Russia, UK, France, Sweden, Japan, Italy, and China have the capability to build stealth warships of this size and class.

Project 17 – Shivalik class Frigate

  • The Shivalik class or Project 17 class is a class of multi-role frigates in service with the Indian Navy.
  • Stealth Frigates under Shivalik class series namely INS Shivalik, INS Sahyadri, and INS Satpura are first stealth warships built in India (by Mazagon Dock Limited).

INS Sindhukirti

  • The INS Sindhukirti, among the oldest operational submarines in the Navy, is diesel-electric class submarine that can launch torpedoes, missiles, and even mines.
  • Acquired in 1990, the submarine still forms a part of the Navy's cutting edge as it's been refitted - virtually rebuilt with modern sensors weapons and systems.
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