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President Murmu: President Murmu's visit to West Bengal, will launch indigenous warship of Navy today

Pankaj Prasad
President Draupadi Murmu
President Draupadi Murmu

President Draupadi Murmu will today commission the indigenous warship Vindhyagiri built for the Indian Navy.

President Draupadi Murmu will reach Kolkata today on a one-day visit. During this he joined Defense PSU Gardenreach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. Vindhyagiri, an indigenous warship built by GRSE for the Indian Navy, will be commissioned. With the induction of this warship in the Navy, its strength will increase significantly. This state-of-the-art warship has been built with completely indigenous technology under the Make in India initiative of the Central Government.

During her nearly 31 years of service from July 1981 to June 2012, the old Vindhyagiri (INS Vindhyagiri) had seen various challenging operations and multinational exercises, the Navy said in a statement. Vindhyagiri stands as a symbol of India's determination to embrace its rich naval heritage while positioning itself towards the future of indigenous defense capabilities. A total of four ships are under construction by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and three ships by GRSE under the Project 17A programme.

Know about Vindhyagiri

The Vindhyagiri vessel is named after the mountain range in Karnataka
It is the sixth ship of the Project 17A frigate.
The old Vindhyagiri had participated in several multinational exercises during its 31 years of service
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) four and GRSE three vessels under construction under Project 17A program
The first five ships of the project were unveiled between 2019-2022
The Project 17A ship has been indigenously designed by the Indian Navy's Warship Design Bureau
75% orders for equipment and systems for Project 17A ships have been placed with indigenous companies

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