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India’s new warship Mahendragiri to be launched in Mumbai on 1 September

Mahendragiri is a technologically advanced warship and stands as a symbol of India's determination to embrace its rich naval heritage

Mahendragiri, named after a mountain peak in Eastern Ghats located in the state of Odisha, is the seventh ship of the Project 17A Frigates. Premium
Mahendragiri, named after a mountain peak in Eastern Ghats located in the state of Odisha, is the seventh ship of the Project 17A Frigates.

New Delhi: India’s latest warship, Mahendragiri, will be launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, Mumbai, on September 1, marking a major step in the country's defence indigenisation programme, the defence ministry said.

Mahendragiri, named after a mountain peak in Eastern Ghats located in the state of Odisha, is the seventh ship of the Project 17A Frigates. These warships are follow-ons of the Project 17 Class Frigates (Shivalik Class), with improved stealth features, advanced weapons and sensors and platform management systems.

"The newly christened Mahendragiri is a technologically advanced warship and stands as a symbol of India's determination to embrace its rich naval heritage, while propelling itself towards a future of indigenous defence capabilities," the ministry said.

Under the Project 17A program, a total of four ships by M/s MDL and three ships by M/s GRSE are under construction. The first six ships of the project have been launched so far by MDL & GRSE, between 2019-2023.

According to the ministry, Project 17A ships have been designed in-house by Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau, the pioneer organisation for all warship design activities. Aligning with the country's resolute commitment to 'Aatma Nirbharata', a substantial 75% of the orders for equipment and systems of Project 17A ships have been ordered on indigenous firms, including Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

“The launch of Mahendragiri is an apt testament to the incredible progress our nation has made in building a self-reliant naval force," it added.

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Published: 30 Aug 2023, 05:50 PM IST
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