Indian Navy inducts anti-submarine warship INS Kiltan: All you need to know
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned third of four indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes INS Kiltan under Project 28 (Kamorta class) into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam's Naval Dockyard on Monday.
The commissioning ceremony was attended by Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff and host of other dignitaries.
INS Kiltan is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.The Kamorta-class corvettes or Project 28 are a class of anti-submarine warfare corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy. Built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, they are the first anti-submarine warfare stealth corvettes to be built in India.
When was INS Kiltan built?
The ship was built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, and launched on 26 March 2013. Kiltan represents a leap forward in the Navy's attempts at indigenisation with as much as 90% of its content drawn from India itself.
The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm caliber Medium Range gun and two multi-barrel 30 mm guns as close-in-weapon system (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems, missile decoy rockets (Chaff), advanced ESM (Electronic Support Measure) system, most advanced bow mounted sonar and air surveillance radar Revathi.
INS Kiltan to be Commissioned into Indian Navy
INS Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik Class, Kolkata Class and sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt to have joined the Indian Navy. The ship derives its name from one of the islands in Aminidivi group of the strategically located Lakshadweep and Minicoy group of islands.