According to information published by the Russian Press Agency TASS on September 25, 2020, India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) cut a steel plate for its first locally built Project 11356 frigate on September 20, 2020. The official ceremony of steel cutting was being live-streamed on the same day by the Ishwari Digital media platform.
During the ceremony, the Vice Chief of the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) Staff Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar cut the first plate of steel for the premier Indian-built Project 11356 frigate.
In his turn, a representative of GSL said the construction of the Project 11356 frigates would be the largest shipbuilding program to be conducted by the enterprise. “Thanks to the commencement of the project, the shipyard has entered the league of the Indian enterprises that are capable of building large surface combatants.
Therefore, India’s capabilities to construct this type of defense hardware will be dramatically reinforced,” he said. “We are planning to fulfill the program in time. The enterprise rapidly adopted to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to minimize its impact on manufacturing processes,” he added.
According to the representative of GSL, the new ships will incorporate “a large number” of indigenous subsystems.
Source: Navy Recognition