The INS Shivalik created history by firing its main gun during its first ever sortie on June 12 last year. With 23 sorties on its log at the time of commissioning, she’s well into her work-up, and has already completed most of her weapons work-up. The fit and finish of the ship on the inside is splendid. The kit on board is all strictly top notch stuff. Crew quarters are comfortable and thoughtful. Like commissioning CO Captain MD Suresh said, “This is one generation ahead of anything the Indian Navy has right now.” The crew has our very best wishes. May the enemy wither in your wake.
Photos by Shiv Aroor