Keel laid for second ‘Krivak’ Class Frigate

  • The keel of the second frigate of the Krivak class stealth ships was laid on 18th June 2021.
  • The keel for the first ship was laid on January 29, 2021.
  • In October 2016, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for four Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates — two to be procured directly from Russia and two to be built by the GSL.
  • They are being built with technology transfer from Russia by Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL).
  • Keel laying is a major milestone activity in the construction of any ship symbolising formal commencement of the construction process.