With the laying of the keel of Advanced Stealth Frigates under Project P17a at Mazagon Dock, India embraces the best in class technology in the world. Loaded with the next generation weapon platform the Barak 8 and hypersonic BrahMos in the P17A warships will be a formidable force of the Indian navy. The multi role P17a with highly automated integrated weapon platforms will be soon sailing high in the blue water.
The Stealth P-17A frigates are expected to play a critical role in India’s maritime domain, leading as the net security provider in the Indian Ocean region and beyond in the Indo-pacific concept. Indian navy needs such stealth warships to check against the China’s rogue posture, projecting aggressive behavior in Indian Ocean Region. In a report, Chinese ships & submarines – both conventional and nuclear types along Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) has completed about 3,400 observations lately-mostly covert operation.