What’s in News:
- Russia has assured India that it would deliver the two Talwar–class stealth frigates under construction there as per schedule.
- As per a 2016 Inter–Governmental Agreement (IGA), two stealth frigates are under construction in Russia under a $1–billion deal while two more are being built by the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) under technology transfer.
What are frigates
- Frigates are naval vessels intermediate between corvettes and destroyers, and have had a significant role in the naval history of India.
- Frigates which employ stealth technology construction techniques in an effort to ensure that it is harder to detect by one or more of radar, visual, sonar, and infrared methods.