India commissions second indigenous stealth frigate

August 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy enhanced its sea warfare capabilities by commissioning the second indigenously-built multi-role stealth warship - INS Satpura - with an array of weaponry in its arsenal Saturday.

The state of the art frigate - 142.5 metres long and displacement of 6,200 tonnes - was commissioned by Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.

The stealth frigate was to be inaugurated by Defence Minister A.K. Antony but he cancelled his trip to Mumbai at the last minute.

The commissioning was marked by hoisting of the naval flag on the ship by Verma and a naval band playing the national anthem.

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