Indian Navy’s stealth frigate Tushil launched in Russia

The seventh frigate of P1135.6 class was launched on October 28, 2021 for the Indian Navy.

Highlights

  • Frigate was launched at Yantar Shipyard in Russia’s Kaliningrad.
  • Indian Ambassador to Russia, D Bala Venkatesh Varma as well as senior dignitaries of the Russian Federation were present on the occasion.

Background

Government of India and Russia had signed an agreement in October 2016 to construct four additional P1135.6 class ships, two in Russia while two in India.

About the ships

Frigate ships feature “stealth technology” with respect to low radar and underwater noise signatures. Both the ships will be delivered from Russia by 2023. During the inaugural ceremony, this ship was named as “Tushil”. It means protector shield in Sanskrit.

How ship was constructed?

The ship was constructed on the basis of specific requirements by Indian Navy to meet the entire spectrum of naval warfare across all the three dimensions of surface, sub-surface and air.

Features of the ships

These ships are the example of potent combination of state-of-art Indian and Russian weapons and sensors. They are equipped to operate as a single unit as well as consort of naval task force in Littoral and Blue waters. They feature stealth technology with respect to low radar and underwater noise signatures. Ships are also being equipped with major Indian-supplied equipment like surface-to-surface missiles, surface surveillance radar, sonar system, communication suite and anti-submarine warfare system.

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