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Monday, June 15, 2015

Indian government expressed intrests to build Stealth Frigates jointly with Russia

Project 11356 (Talwar) class FFGThe Indian government has expressed interest in jointly building Stealth Frigates with Russia, with the proviso that they be built in India. The Indian Prime Minister has laid emphasis on increasingly producing defence equipment in India, under the government's "Make in India" programme, with joint collaboration.

Russia has supplied six frigates to India between 2003 and 2013, under Project 11356, all of which were built by the "Baltic Plant" in St. Petersburg and the Kaliningrad factory "Yantar".

The first three ships carry the Russian cruise missile system "Club-N" on board, while the other three frigates are armed with cruise missile "Brahmos," jointly produced by Russia and India.

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