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|Builder:||Mazagon Docks Ltd, Mumbai|
|Laid down:||October 1966|
|Commissioned:||3 June 1972|
|Fate:||Sunk in a Sea Eagle AShM test from a carrier-launched Sea Harrier in 1997|
|Class and type:||Nilgiri-class frigate|
|Length:||113 m (371 ft)|
|Beam:||13 m (43 ft)|
|Draught:||4.3 m (14 ft)|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)|
|Range:||4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Complement:||267 (incl 17 officers)|
|Sensors and |
|Aircraft carried:||1 HAL Chetak|
INS Nilgiri was the first major warship built in India keel up. It was built at Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai in collaboration with Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow. The collaboration involved designs of the Royal Navy's improved Type 12 general purpose frigate and technical and training support for construction of 6 vessels. The project to build Nilgiri was led by Homi Sethna and Commander (later Rear Admiral) Prakash N Gour. The success of Nilgiri led to the Indian Navy along with Mazagon Docks redesigning the last two ships of the class - INS Vindhyagiri and INS Taragiri to add the Sea King helicopter, ILAS 324 mm torpedo tubes and Bofors ASW rocket launcher.
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