INS Cheetah (L18)

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Name: INS Cheetah
Commissioned: February 1985
Identification: Pennant number: L18
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Cheetah crest
General characteristics
Class and type: Kumbhir-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 1120 tons (standard)
Length: 83.9 m [1]
Beam: 9.7 m
Draught: 1.3 metres (extreme bow and 2.58 metres (stern)
Depth: 5.2 m
Propulsion: 2 x 2200 hp Soviet Kolomna 40-D two stroke diesel engines.
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 120 (incl. 12 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
SRN 7453 radar
  • 2 × AK-230 30mm guns
  • 4 × CRN-91 AA (Naval 30mm Medak)
  • guns, MANPAD's.
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Chetak

INS Cheetah is a Kumbhir-class tank landing ship of the Indian Navy.


Built at the Gdańsk Shipyard in Poland, INS Cheetah was commissioned in February 1985.


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