Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second Project 17A stealth frigate ‘ Dunagiri ’ On July 15, 2022.

About Dunagiri

  • Dunagiri frigate was launched into the Hooghly River in Kolkata.
  • It’ll be a very big asset for India as it has the potential to conclude its work in any situation.
  • The ship has been named after a mountain range “ Dunagiri ” in Uttarakhand. This mountain range was brought to Sri Lanka by Lord Hanuman to bring ‘ sanjeevani booti ’ for Lord Laxman.
  • It’s the fourth ship of P17A Frigates.
  • It’s the improved version of P17 Frigates( Shivalik Class), with some advancements in stealth features, platform operation systems, advanced weapons and sensors.
Project P17A
Under project P17A, first two ships were launched 2019 and 2020. First ship was launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. On the other hand, alternate ship was launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited. On May 17, 2022, the third ship named Udaygiri was launched at MDL. All the ships under project P17A have been designed in- house by Directorate of Naval Design( DND) of Indian Navy.

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