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First locally built 11356 frigate to be handed over to Indian Navy in 2023.

| 2018

The first frigate of Russian project 11356 built by a license in India will be handed over to the Indian Navy in 2023, a representative of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) told TASS at Euronaval naval show.

First locally built 11356 frigate to be handed over to Indian Navy in 2023 Scale model of project 11356 frigate on the India pavilion stand at Euronaval 2018

"After the signing of a corresponding contract the first (frigate of project 11356) will be laid in 2019 and handed over to the Indian Navy in 2023. Yantar shipyard on the Baltic Sea will provide the necessary technological assistance and supply some sections for assembly," the source said.

The venue for the frigate construction has been determined. Some India-designed onboard equipment will be installed. "The power plant will be supplied by Ukraine, in particular, by Zorya-Mashproekt," he said.
The weapons of the frigate have not been determined yet. "However, talks are underway with BrahMos Aerospace Company," the source said.

Indian media earlier reported the government planned to procure in Russian four frigates of project 11356. Two will be built by Yantar shipyard and two by GSL. They are designed to strike at surface warships and submarines in blue and green waters and fight air targets solo and within groups. A corresponding agreement was not signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India on October 4-5.

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