INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy

The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd

GN Bureau | October 17, 2017


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 INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. 

 
The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette has been indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation, directorate of naval design and constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, a defence PSU. 
 
Sitharaman lauded the Indian Navy, GRSE, other Indian PSUs and several small and medium scale industries, which have contributed towards building this ship. She said the navy’s relentless pursuit of self-reliance through indigenisation is highly appreciable and this has helped the Indian Navy to seamlessly transform from a buyer’s to a builder’s navy. 
 
“We need to benchmark our shipbuilding practices to international best practices and manufacture quality ships at competitive costs. The government fully appreciates the nation’s defence requirements and requisite finances for the armed forces and defence industry would be made available for the modernisation and development plans of the Navy,” she said. 
 
The ship has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced radar cross section (RCS) achieved by X-form of hull and superstructure along with optimally sloped surfaces. The very low under water acoustic signature makes it a ‘silent killer on the pr

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