The Indian Navy has the third highest number of frigates in the world after China and Japan.
Frigates are the intermediate ships between corvettes and destroyers.
India currently has 13 frigates of four classes.
1. Shivalik class
2. Talwar class
3. Brahmaputra class
4. Godavari class
Shivalik class ahips are currently in service in the Indian Navy. It is a class of multi-role frigates.
A total of three ships were built to serve the Indian Navy in between 2000 and 2010.
All ships of the Shivalik class were commissioned by 2012.
They were the first stealth warships built in India.
Ships were named after Hill ranges in India.
|Shivalik Class Ships||Commissioned||Origin|
|INS Shivalik||29 April 2010||India|
|INS Satpura||20 August 2011||India|
|INS Sahyadri||21 July 2012||India|
The Talwar class ships were built by Russia for the Indian Navy.
It is a guided missile frigate equipped with anti submarine sensors and communication equipment.
Each ship has a displacement of 4,000 tons. Talwar class ships can gain a speed of 56 km/hr.
It has a capability of doing a variety of missions and is commonly used for eliminating submarines and large surface ships.
|Talwar Class Ships||Commissioned||Origin|
|INS Talwar||18 June 2003||Russia|
|INS Trishul||24 November 2000||Russia|
|INS Tabar||25 May 2001||Russia|
|INS Teg||27 April 2012||Russia|
|INS Tarkash||9 November 2012||Russia|
|INS Trikand||29 June 2013||Russia|
Brahmaputra class ships are designed and built in India. They are guided missile frigates of the Indian Navy.
Three ships of this class currently serve in the Indian Navy.
They are named after Indian rivers.
|Brahmaputra Class Ships||Commissioned||Origin|
|INS Brahmaputra||14 April 2000||India|
|INS Betwa||7 July 2004||India|
|INS Beas||11 July 2005||India|
Godavari class ships are the first warships designed and developed by the Indian Navy.
One ship of this class serves the Indian Navy. The ships are named after the Indian rivers. INS Gomati was the first Indian Navy ship to employ a digital electronics combat data system.
|Godavari Class Ships||Commissioned||Origin|
|INS Gomati||16 April 1988||India|