News in Brief
The Project 11356 or Talwar class frigates are a class of guided missile frigates designed and built by Russia for the Indian Navy. They are improved versions of the Krivak III class (Project 1135) frigates used by the Russian Coast Guard. Head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told reporters on November 23 that the first two Project 11356 frigates for India will be built in three years. Russia and India had earlier signed a contract for the construction of four Project 11356 frigates. Two of them are planned to be built at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia’s Kaliningrad, while the other two will be constructed at India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). Project 11356 frigates are designed for attacking enemy surface ships and submarines and repelling air attacks independently or in cooperation with other ships in a naval task force. The frigates are armed with 100-millimetre artillery gun A-190, Kalibr and Shtil missiles and torpedoes.