President Droupadi Murmu launched India’s new warship ‘INS Vindhyagiri’ on August 17, 2023, at GRSE’s facility in Kolkata. The warship is an advanced stealth frigate named after the Vindhyagiri mountain range in Karnataka.
- INS Vindhyagiri is the sixth ship of Project 17A Frigates and is equipped with modern technology and gadgets.
- The ship will undergo thorough trials before being commissioned into the Indian Navy’s service.
- P17A ships are guided missile frigates, an advancement of the Shivalik class Project 17 frigates.
- These ships have enhanced stealth features, advanced weapons, sensors, and platform management systems.
- INS Vindhyagiri is the last of the three ships constructed by GRSE for the Indian Navy.
- The initial five ships of the project were launched between 2019 and 2022.
Q.: What is the significance of the India’s new warship name “INS Vindhyagiri”, ?
a) It is named after a famous Indian naval officer.
b) It is named after a mountain range in Karnataka.
c) It represents a historical naval battle.
d) It symbolizes India’s maritime heritage.
Answer: b) It is named after a mountain range in Karnataka.