MDL launches 3rd Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘Taragiri’

Tags: Defence Science and Technology

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), which is under the defence ministry, on 11 September launched Taragiri, the third stealth frigate of Project 17A.


  • The ship is designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house design organisation Bureau of Naval Design.
  • The estimated launch weight of the vessel is 3510 tonnes.

  • The 149.02 Metre long and 17.8 Metre wide ship, is propelled by a CODOG combination of two Gas Turbines and 02 Main Diesel Engines which are designed to achieve a speed of over 28 knots at a displacement of approx 6670 Tons.

  • The ship is built using an integrated construction methodology that includes hull block construction in various geographic locations, integration and construction at slipways in MDL.

  • The foundation stone of Taragiri was laid on 10 September 2020 and the ship is expected to be delivered by August 2025.

  • The total value of Project 17A is around Rs 25,700 crore.


First Ship of Project 17A :

  • The first ship of Project 17A, 'Nilgiri', was launched on September 28, 2019, and will undergo sea trials in the first half of 2024.

  • The second 'Udayagiri' class ship under this project was launched on May 17 this year.

  • It is expected to commence sea trials during the second half of 2024.

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