INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman”

Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, as much as 81% of INS Kiltan is indigenous.

The Indian Defense Minister today commissioned the locally-produced anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan at the eastern naval command in Visakhapatnam in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh.

It is the navy's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material imported from Sweden, resulting in improved stealth features and lower weight and maintenance costs. The commissioning ceremony took place at the Naval Dockyard here and was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries.

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned the indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth lightly armed and armoured blue water warship INS. "The governm-ent is committed to achie-ving self-reliance in the defence sector and prepared to provide any amo-unt of funds in this direction", she said.

INS Kiltan's weapons include heavy weight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm caliber medium range gun and two multi-barrel 30 mm guns.

In a report tabled in Parliament, the federal auditor said two of the four warships were delivered to the Navy were not fitted with required weapons and sensor systems due to which they could not perform to full potential as envisaged.

The ship gets her name from old INS Kiltan (P79), a Petya class ASW ship that served the nation for 18 years before being decommissioned in June 1987.

With a displacement of 3500 tonnes, the ship spans 109 meters in length and 14 meters at the beam and is propelled by four diesel engines to achieve speeds of over 25 knots with an endurance of 3450 nautical miles. That ship was named after the coral island belonging to the Lakshadweep group of islands in India.

Manned by a team of 13 officers and 178 sailors, Commander Naushad Ali Khan is at the helm as her first Commanding Officer. INS Kiltan will be a frontline warship with advanced stealth features and low radar signature enhancing its anti-submarine warfare capability. In the future, it would also be installed with short range SAM system and carry an integral ASW helicopter.

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