INS Nilgiri was commissioned

03 Jun 2019  Mon

The most important landmark in the maritime history of India was launching of the frigate I.N.S. NILGIRI, the first combatant warship in 1968 in Bombay (Mumbai). Commissioned on 3rd June 1972into the Indian Navy, it was one of the most modern warships of its type and belongs to the latest series of Leander class frigates.

This Frigate was built at Mazagaon Docks Limited, Mumbai in collaboration with Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow. She was equipped with sophisticated weapon systems. The ship is being fitted with the latest fire control and electronic systems and several other complex items of equipment. After extensive trials, she was commissioned into the Indian Navy.

India Postal Department congratulating the Navy on its achievements by issuing commemorative postage stamp on Navy Day, 1968. The stamp depicts a picture of the frigate I.N.S. NILGIRI.

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