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INS Kirpan

2023 JUL 25

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Why in news?

  • India gifted the indigenously-built in-service missile corvette INS Kirpan to Viet- nam to enhance its naval capabilities.

About INS Kirpan:

  • INS Kirpan is the name of a Khukri-class corvette formerly commissioned by the Indian Navy.
  • It was recently decommissioned and handed over to Vietnam People's Navy.
  • It is the first active warship that India has ever gifted to another country
  • It was built by Garden Reach shipbuilders and Engineers and is capable of speed in excess of 25 knots.
  • The can perform coastal and offshore patrol, coastal security, surface warfare, anti-piracy, and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.


This country has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the recent years. For a long time its low labour costs and stable exchange rates have attracted global manufacturers. The country shares borders with China, but not with India. Recently India handed over INS Kirpan to this country. Identify the country form the information given above:

(a) Thailand

(b) Vietnam

(c) Philippines

(d) Indonesia