INS commissioned defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman did anti-submarine warship fare for INS Kiltan on the date of 16th October 2017. Other attendants of the ceremony were Admiral Sunil Lamba, who is presently working as chief of the naval staff and host of the other notables. This warship was the execution of make in India program initiatives defined by the Prime Minister Narender Modi.
Highlights of INS Kiltan:
- INS Kiltan was named on the name of one of the islands of the Aminidivi group.
- Aminidivi group is located near the Lakshadweep and Minicoy group.
- One of the Petya class ships also had the same name which was Kiltan (P79).
- This ship was played a significant role while Operation Trident in the year of 1971 during the Indo – Pak war.
- The formal ship served the nation nearly around 20 years.
Important facts about INS Kiltan:
- INS Kiltan was commissioned at the naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. Vishakhapatnam is the port city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
- INS Kiltan is the add-on to the other warship like Kolkata class, Shivalik Class, INS Kamorta and INS Kadmat.
- This warship is built under project 28, and it is the third of the four Kamorta Class.
- Directorate of the Navel Design deigned INS Kiltan.
- It’s developed by the engineer and shipbuilder of Kolkata.
- INS Kiltan is the first Indian major warship which is built by using carbon fiber composition material.
- This ship is well equipped to face the nuclear and biological challenges.
Information About Project 28:
The project 28 is also known as the Kamorta class corvettes. It’s the class of submarines those serve the nation by delivering the services through Indian Navy. This is the first submarine class which is built in India. This project was approved in 2003, and INS Kiltan building was stared in 2005. The fourth ship under this category is under construction.