Work begins on “Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates”

What is the News?

The Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff has inaugurated the construction of the second frigate of the Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates. These are being built with technology transfer from Russia by Goa Shipyard Ltd(GSL).

About Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates:
  • Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates are a series of frigates and guard ships (patrol boats) built in the Soviet Union, primarily for the Soviet Navy since 1970.
  • Purpose: They are primarily used to accomplish a wide variety of naval missions. Such as finding and eliminating enemy submarines and large surface ships.
  • Indian Navy currently operates six Krivak class frigates weighing around 4,000 tonnes in two different batches. Such as
    • The Talwar class
    • The upgraded Teg class.
New Procurement of Krivak class stealth Frigates:
  • In 2016, India and Russia had signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement(IGA) for four Krivak or Talwar stealth ships.
  • Among four, two are to be procured directly from Russia and the other two will be built by the Goa Shipyard Ltd(GSL).
  • Features: The four ships to be built will weigh 300 tonnes more than the earlier ones. Apart from that, it will also be armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

Source: The Hindu


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