History & Culture

Indian Navy History: INS Nishank -a Veer Class Missile Corvette

Indian Naval Ship Nishank, a Veer Class Missile Corvette, was commissioned into the #IndianNavy on 12 September 1989. The ship has a displacement of 500 tonnes, a length of 56 metres, beam of 10 metres and is capable of speed in excess of 35 knots. The ship is manned by a crew of seven officers and 90 sailors and is equipped with an array of weapons and sensors, which include surface to surface missiles, medium and short range guns and chaff launchers. This enables the ship to perform a wide variety of roles including coastal patrol, maritime surveillance and surface warfare.

 

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