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"Taragiri" Launched In Mumbai

Published on September 12, 2022
Current Context: The third stealth frigate of project 17A, Taragiri, was launched by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL), Mumbai.
"Taragiri" Launched In Mumbai
  • Taragiri is a 149-meter-long and 17.8-meter-wide ship that is propelled by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines.
  • The ship can move at a speed of more than 28 knots at a displacement of as much as 6,670 tonnes.
  • Project 17A or the Niligiri-class Frigates is a project under which a series of guided-missile frigates have been designed by the Warship Design Bureau and are being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy.
  • The total cost of Project 17A, consisting of seven ships is estimated to be around Rs 25,700 Crore.
  • The seven stealth frigates are named: Nilgiri; Udaygiri; Taragiri; Himgiri; Dunagiri; Vindhyagiri and Mahendragiri.

Question:

Q.1 The third stealth frigate of project 17A is named?
a. Nilgiri
b. Udaygiri
c. Taragiri 
d. Himgiri
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