INS Ganga (F22)

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INS Ganga
Name: INS Ganga
Namesake: Ganga River (the Ganges)
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited
Commissioned: 30 December 1985
Identification: F22
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Ganga crest
General characteristics
Class and type: Godavari-class frigate
  • 3600 tons standard,
  • 3850 tons full load
Length: 126.4 m (414 ft 8 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Draught: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: 2 turbines with 30,000 hp (22,000 kW) motors; 2 550 psi (3,800 kPa) boilers; 2 shafts
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 4,500 mi (7,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 313 (incl. 40 Officers & 13 Aircrew)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Signaal D-band radar
  • 1 × MR-310U Angara (NATO: Head Net-C) E-band radar
  • 2 × Signaal ZW06 or Don Kay I-band radars for navigation
  • Bharat APSOH hull mounted sonar, Fathoms Oceanic VDS and Type 162M sonar
  • 4 × P-20M (SS-N-2D Styx) AShMs in single-tube launchers
  • Barak SAM system
  • 2 × 57 mm (twin) guns at 90° elevation
  • 4 × AK-230 30 mm gunmounts with 85° elevation (in CIWS role only)
  • 6 × 324 mm ILAS 3 torpedo tubes with Whitehead A244S or NST 58 anti-submarine torpedoes
Aircraft carried:

INS Ganga (F22) is a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy. Built in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Limited, she was commissioned on 30 December 1985.



While the UN Security Council Resolution 954, extended the UN mandate for UNOSOM II in Somalia to March 1995, the United States and other NATO members of the mission abandoned the peacekeeping effort and withdrew from Somalia over a year earlier. As the mission approached its scheduled end, the situation on the ground continued to deteriorate. With no other international support forthcoming, INS Ganga along with INS Godavari and INS Shakti were deployed to Mogadishu in December 1994 to support the withdrawal of the Indian Army's 66 Brigade, including the 2nd Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (2 JAKLI).[1]