10 Amazing Facts About INS Vindhyagiri, India’s Advanced Stealth Frigate

Indian President Droupadi Murmu launched INS Vindhyagiri, the Indian Navy’s advanced robbery frigate, on August 17 at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), near the Hooghly river bank in Kolkata, West Bengal. “I am happy to be here at the launch of (INS) Vindhyagiri. This event marks a step forward in enhancing India’s maritime capabilities,” President Murmu said at the launching ceremony.

👉Chairman Smt Droupadi Murmu formally launches the third Project 17A (Yard 3024) warship, INS Vindhyagiri built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited today at a special function in Kolkata.@rashtrapatibhvn @officialGRSE @GDP_India @DDBanglaNews @airnews_kolkata pic.twitter.com/3o50H93RsI

— GDP in West Bengal (@PIBKolkata)
August 17, 2023

सशक्त और आत्मनिर्भर भारत 🇮🇳#INSVindhyagiri pic.twitter.com/P4noNEwGSc

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal)
August 17, 2023

Here are 10 amazing facts you should know about the advanced naval frigate.

1. INS Vindhyagiri is the sixth stealth frigate built under Project-17 Alpha. Her name derives from the Karnataka mountain range, Vindhya Range.

2. The Frigates developed under Project 17A follow the lineage of the Project 17 (Shivalik Class) Frigates, with improved stealth attributes, advanced weaponry, sensors and platform management systems.

3. According to GRSE officials, the P17A ships are classified as guided missile frigates, measuring 149 meters in length and weighing around 6,670 tons, reaching a top speed of 28 knots. These frigates can counter threats in the air, surface, and underground domains.

4. Under Project 17A, four ships from Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) and three from GRSE are being built. Five, excluding INS Vindhyagiri, have already been built and were launched between 2019 and 2022.

5. Vindhyagiri is the third and final stealth frigate built by the Kolkata-based shipbuilder for the Navy. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the vessel will undergo rigorous testing before joining the Indian Navy fleet upon commissioning.

6. Pays tribute to its predecessor, the ASW Leander-class frigate, which served for 32 years from July 8, 1981 to June 11, 2012.

7. 75% of the equipment and systems used in the construction of Project 17A vessels came from national companies, including micro, small and medium enterprises (MIPYME).

8. Defense Ministry officials say the launch of the INS Vindhyagiri will significantly improve India’s defense industrial base. This measure aims to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers and strengthen self-sufficiency.

9. The launch of the INS Vindhyagiri reflects India’s progress in building a self-reliant naval force, combining tradition and technology.

10. Beyond a ship, INS Vindhyagiri symbolizes India’s maritime journey, marking its name with pride and prowess on the seas.

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