|Preceded by:||Bathurst class|
|Succeeded by:||Abhay class|
|Length:||81.8 m (268 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||9.2 m (30 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
Although these vessels were classified as frigates in the Soviet Navy, they were classified by the Indian Navy as anti-submarine corvettes due to their role and smaller size. Vessels of the class were named for Indian islands.
The corvettes of this class constituted the 31st Patrol Vessel Squadron of the Eastern Naval Command and the 32nd Patrol Vessel Squadron of the Western Naval Command.
|INS Arnala||P68||29 June 1972||9 April 1999|
|INS Androth||P69||30 June 1972||9 April 1999|
|INS Anjadip||P73||23 December 1972||13 December 2003|
|INS Andaman||P74||28 December 1973||Storm 22 August 1990|
|INS Amini||P75||12 December 1974||16 September 2002|
|INS Kamorta||P77||21 November 1968||31 October 1991|
|INS Kadmatt||P78||23 December 1968||30 November 1992|
|INS Kiltan||P79||30 October 1969||30 June 1987|
|INS Kavaratti||P80||23 December 1969||31 July 1986|
|INS Katchall||P81||23 December 1969||31 December 1988|
The hulls of this class were of relatively inferior quality, requiring the vessels to undergo major refit every 5 years. The Indian Navy constructed the Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, primarily to service Russian vessels. But given the lack of engineering support from Russia there were inordinate delays in completing the servicing facility. This resulted in considerable delay of the second refit for INS Andaman (P74), which was in poor repair and subsequently was lost at sea in storm conditions, 140 miles (230 km) east of Visakhapatnam on 21 August 1990.
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