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Russia to deliver new stealth frigate in 2023

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  • August 24, 2021
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Russia to deliver new stealth frigate in 2023

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – International Relations; GS – III – Defence and security

In news The first of two additional Krivak class stealth frigates being built by Russia is expected to be delivered to India in the middle of 2023

  • Frigate ships are kind of guard ships.
  • In October 2016, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for four Krivak or Talwar class stealth frigates — 
    • Two to be procured directly from Russia 
    • Two to be built by Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) 
  • The frigates were being built to operate both Indian and Russian equipment.
  • The Navy currently operates six Krivak class frigates weighing around 4,000 tonnes.

Do you know?

  • The Krivak class were a series of frigates and guard ships (patrol boats) built in the Soviet Union primarily for the Soviet Navy since 1970.
  • They were designed as a successor to the Riga class.

News source: TH 

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