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INS ‘Nilgiri’: Navy's 1st New Stealth Frigate Launched

Published on September 29, 2019
Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched stealth frigate INS Nilgiri on 28th September 2019.
INS ‘Nilgiri’: Navy's 1st New Stealth Frigate Launched  
  • INS Nilgiri is the first ship of Project17A to be launched.
  • It is the 1st seven new stealth frigates of the Indian Navy with upgraded weapons, sensors and features.
  • The effort is made avoid disruption of seaborne trade due to terrorism, piracy or conflict.
  • 70% of India’s trade by value and 95% by volume is taking place through the sea route and the strategic effort to safeguard the route is been made through INS Nilgiri.
  • Indian Ocean region is the epicentre of activity and plays a big role in the geopolitical and geostrategic dimension.
  • Project 17A frigates has much more advanced stealth features from its design derivative of the Shivalik class stealth frigates.


Q.1 Which stealth frigate has been recently inducted into Indian Navy?
a. INS Pratik
b. INS suraj
c. INS Nilgiri
d. INS swastika
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