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Stealth Frigate ‘Taragiri’ launched, to add to Indian Navy’s forte

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  • On Sunday, September 11, The fifth Stealth Frigate of P17A, being built at MDL was launched today by Smt. Charu Singh, President NWWA (Western Region) who named the ship ‘Taragiri’.
  • The event was limited to a Technical Launch as the event is tide dependent, any change in the schedule was not possible. Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command was the Chief Guest, VAdm Kiran Deshmukh Controller Warship Production and Acquisition other senior officers from the Indian Navy and MoD were amongst the dignitaries who witnessed the launch ceremony.
  • These multi-role ships will be equipped with the state of the art technology on board and will play a critical role in the maritime scenario especially in view of the growing presence of the Chinese naval power in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • The first ship of Project 17A, Nilgiri was launched on September 28, 2019, and is expected to be ready for sea trials in the first half of 2024. The second ship of P17A class, ‘Udaygiri’ was launched on May 17, 2022, and is expected to start sea tria…
  • The first ship of Project 17A, Nilgiri was launched on September 28, 2019, and is expected to be ready for sea trials in the first half of 2024.
  • The second ship of P17A class, ‘Udaygiri’ was launched on May 17, 2022, and is expected to start sea trials during the second half of 2024.
  • The third in the series, ‘Taragiri’, whose keel was laid on September 10, 2020, was launched on Sunday. The ship is expected to be delivered in 2025
  • The keel of the fourth and final ship has already been laid on June 28, 2022.
  • The total value of Project 17A is around Rs 25,700 crores.


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