Mumbai: Indigenously built stealth warship INS Sahyadri was on Saturday commissioned in the Indian Navy, adding firepower to its anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
The frigate, last in the series of stealth warships after INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, was commissioned by Defence Minister AK Antony at the Naval dockyard here in presence of Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and senior Naval officials.
INS Sahyadri is the last warship of Project-17 undertaken by the Navy. The first two in the class " INS Shivalik and INS Satpura - were commissioned in April 2010 and August 2011, respectively. These ships had been performing various tasks in the Indian Ocean Region.
The 4,900-tonne INS Sahyadri is equipped with some of the most advance surface and air-to-air missiles and can carry two helicopters - a mix of Dhruv, Sea King or Kamov " onboard for various missions....more
06:14 PM, Jul 21, 2012
New Delhi: With the induction of the stealth frigate INS Sahyadri in Mumbai on Saturday, the Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants' fleet, apart from the country showcasing its advances in indigenously designing warships. INS Sahyadri is the third and the last of the Project-17 warships being built at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) with help from the Indian Navy's internal design bureau. "Defence Minister AK Antony...
03:24 PM, Jul 20, 2012