INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy. This class is an improvement over the preceding Talwar-class frigates with increased stealth and land attack features.
Indian Navy frigate Satpura (F48) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016.
INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The keel was laid on 31 October 2002 and was launched on 4 June 2004. She was completed in 2010 and underwent sea trials before being commissioned on 20 August 2011 into the Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Visakhapatnam.
RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.