Stealth Frigate of P17A Taragiri launched

 

The fifth Stealth Frigate of P17A, being built at MDL was launched  by Charu Singh, President NWWA (Western Region) who named the ship ‘Taragiri’. In compliance with the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India declaring a state-mourning on 11th September due to the death of Queen Elizabeth . The event was limited to a Technical Launch as the event is tide dependent, any change in the schedule was not possible. Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command was the Chief Guest.

VAdm Kiran Deshmukh, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition and other senior officers from the Indian Navy and MoD also witnessed the launch ceremony.

The Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and the MDL teams having demonstrated multiple successful conventional launches in the past, have honed their expertise further and performed yet another pontoon assisted launch with panache. Following the launch, ‘Taragiri’ joined with its two sister ships at MDL for outfitting activities towards the run up for their delivery to Indian Navy.

Seven P17A Frigates are under various stages of construction at MDL and GRSE. Indigenous construction of complex frontline ships such as Stealth Frigates has catapulted the nation to a higher pedestal in the arena of shipbuilding. It provides additional benefits such as economic development, employment generation for Indian Shipyards, their sub-contractors and ancillary industry. Further, 75% of the orders of the Project 17A have been placed on indigenous firms including MSMEs, thus reinforcing the country’s quest for ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, FOC-IN-C, Western Naval Command praised the efforts of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Warship Design Bureau and other Naval Teams in realizing the nation’s quest for self-reliance with regard to warship building.  He added that ‘Taragiri’ will surely add to IN’s forte as and when it makes its way into the blue waters.

Current Issue

 

Social Media Updates

Recent

Prime Minister Hails HAL’s Tumakuru Factory, Unveils Light Utility Helicopter
06-02-2023

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated HAL’s New Helicopter Factory to...

ARMY CONDUCTS INTEGRATED FIRE POWER & MANOEUVRE EXERCISE: 2022-23 AT AHMEDNAGAR
31-01-2023

In an impressive display of capabilities of mechanised warfare platforms...

Embraer appoints Andreza Alberto as VP, ESG and Communication
31-01-2023

Embraer announced that Andreza de Souza Alberto, current director of...

BEL to showcase its capabilities at Aero India 2023
31-01-2023

Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will showcase state-of-the-art...

TROPEX 23 – Indian Navy’s Largest Wargame Commences
24-01-2023

The 2023 edition of Indian Navy’s major maritime exercise TROPEX,...