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INS ‘Vindhyagiri’


Source: PIB


Context: The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, attended the launch ceremony of the Vindhyagiri, the sixth ship of Project 17A of the Indian Navy at Garden Reach Shipbuilders Engineers Limited in Kolkata.

  • The President highlighted that this launch signifies progress in boosting India’s maritime capabilities and contributes to the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) through domestic shipbuilding.
  • Project 17A showcases India’s commitment to self-sufficiency and technological advancement, showcasing indigenous innovation in cutting-edge technology.


In terms of security, the President highlighted the multifaceted nature of security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and the wider Indo-Pacific. She stressed the need for the Navy to proactively address these security threats to maintain stability and safety in these regions.