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  • 16 July, 2022

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DUNAGIRI- PROJECT 17A FRIGATE

DUNAGIRI- PROJECT 17A FRIGATE

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata on July 15, 2022.

About Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate

  • Named after a mountain range in the state of Uttarakhand, Dunagiri is the fourth ship of P17A Frigates.
  • Dunagiri P17A Frigates are a follow-on class of the P17 (Shivalik Class) Frigates with improved stealth features with advanced weapons and sensors and platform management systems.
  • The first two ships of the P17A project were launched in 2019 and 2020 at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) and GRSE in Kolkata.
  • The third ship which is Udaygiri was launched at MDL on 17 May 2022 in this year.
  • P17A ships have been designed in-house by the Indian Navy Directorate of Naval Design (DND), which has successfully spearheaded the design of numerous classes of indigenous warships.

Significance

  • It is a step toward self-reliance in warship building.
  • 'Dunagiri' would be a world-class stealth frigate with multidimensional capabilities to destroy the enemies from sea, sky, and underwater.
  • For tackling Security challenges in the Indian Ocean region and Indo-Pacific.

It will promote the Vision of SAGAR and protect, preserve and promote India's National Maritime interests. It will empower the Indian Navy with better defence infrastructure and assets and will also ensure deterrence in the Indian Ocean region.

Source: The Hindu


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