ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The First Frigate

October 22, 1966 should surely be possible to avoid the present total wastage of the sur- plus naphtha The First Frigate THE MOST SIGNIFICANT step so far towards self-reliance in the Indian Navy was taken when the keel for the first frigate was laid in the Mazagon Dock last Saturday. After the Wadias built warships for the East India Company over a century and a quarter ago, the shipbuilding industry, which was the pride of Bombay, vanished into the pages of maritime history. Modern Indian ship-building is hardly 50 years old and the first big shipyard came up at Vizag about 25 years ago.

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