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Indian Navy's frigate INS Shivalik makes port call in South Korea.

| 2022

According to information published by the Indian Navy on November 21, 2022, INS Shivalik, a multi-role guided missile stealth frigate, and INS Kamorta anti-submarine corvette reached Busan, South Korea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Indian Shivalik class frigate INS Shivalik. (Picture source: Indian MoD)

INS Shivalik (F47) is the lead ship of her class of stealth multi-role frigates built for the Indian Navy. She is the first stealth warship built by India. She was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) located in Mumbai.

Construction of the vessel began in 2001 and was completed by 2009. She underwent sea trials from thereon before being commissioned on 29 April 2010.

Shivalik features improved stealth and land attacking features over the preceding Talwar-class frigates. She is also the first Indian navy ship to use the CODOG (Combined Diesel Or Gas) propulsion system.

INS Shivalik has a length of 142.5 m (468 ft) overall, a beam of 16.9 m (55 ft), and a draft of 4.5 m (15 ft). The ship displaces about 5,300 t (5,200 long tons; 5,800 short tons) at standard load and 6,200 tonnes (6,100 long tons; 6,800 short tons) at full load. The complement is about 257, including 37 officers.

The ship uses two 7,600 shp (5,700 kW) Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesel engines, for cruising, or two 16,800 shp (12,500 kW) GE LM2500+ gas turbines, for high-speed bursts, in CODOG configuration.

The diesels allow the ship to reach a maximum speed of 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) while the gas turbines allow of a maximum speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph).

INS Shivalik is equipped with a mix of Russian, Indian and Western weapon systems. These include the 76 mm (3 in) Otobreda naval gun, Klub and BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missiles, Shtil-1 anti-aircraft missiles, RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers, and DTA-53-956 torpedo launchers.

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