INS Vindhyagiri Launched, Has Stealth Features, Advanced Weapons: 10 Facts

It’s the sixth ship of the Challenge 17A Frigates.

New Delhi:
President Droupadi Murmu immediately launched the sixth vessel of the Challenge 17 Alpha Frigates, Vindhyagiri’, a stealth ship of the Indian Navy. The brand new Vindhyagiri was unveiled on the Backyard Attain Shipbuilders and Engineers Restricted in Kolkata.

10 Details About Indian Navy’s new stealth ship:

  1. Identical to its predecessors, INS Nilgiri, Udaygiri, Himgiri, Taragiri, and Dunagiri, Vindhyagiri is known as after a mountain vary in Karnataka.

  2. It’s technologically superior and pays a befitting tribute to the distinguished service of its predecessor, the erstwhile INS Vindhyagiri, the Leander Class ASW Frigate.

  3. In its service of almost 31 years, the outdated Vindhyagiri witnessed numerous difficult operations and multinational workouts.

  4. The newly christened Vindhyagiri represents India’s dedication to embrace its wealthy naval heritage and in addition propel itself in the direction of a way forward for indigenous defence capabilities.

  5. It’s the sixth ship of the Challenge 17A Frigates. 

  6. These warships are follow-ons of the Challenge 17 Class Frigates (Shivalik Class). 

  7. It’s outfitted with improved stealth options, superior weapons and sensors in addition to platform administration methods.

  8. The Challenge 17A ships have been designed in-house by the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau, a pioneer organisation for all warship design actions. 

  9. Notably, 75% of the orders for gear and methods of Challenge 17A ships are from indigenous companies. It consists of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). With this, the ministry aligned the Challenge 17A ships with the nation’s resolute dedication to ‘Aatma Nirbharta.’

  10. The launch of Vindhyagiri is an apt testomony to the “unbelievable progress our Nation has made in constructing a self-reliant naval drive.”


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