When PM Modi has already given his go ahead for building seven P-17A advanced stealth frigates for about USD$ 8 billion, what is the need for this propaganda type news that mentions that Indian Navy is inclined for another 3-4 Talwar type Russian Frigates? Indian Navy inclined towards three more improved Talwar class frigates - SP's Naval Forces One has to keep in mind, these frigates are not cheap anymore, a reason that propelled Indian Navy earlier to go for six of these warships. There has been a phenomenal increase in the price by the Russian Shipyard. The price increase was one of the reasons why the last two frigates were delayed in their delivery. The new price of these Talwar class vessels of 4000 ton is almost equal to mighty Shivalik class frigates of 6200 ton. India to spend $3 billion for 3 more Talwar-class frigates | Russia & India Report At the same time, GRSE is producing INS Kamorta class corvettes which are closer in size to INS Talwar type vessels. Slight modification and addition of platforms can convert these Kamortas into an equally powerful frigates. Finally, there are shipyards in India like ABG shipyard, Hindustan Shipyard Limited, L&T, Pipavav etc which are desperate for defence shipbuilding orders. But instead of building an indigenous shipbuilding base, why is Indian Navy even thinking of importing billions of dollars worth of frigates? It is about time for MoD to put its foot down and declare a ban on naval vessel imports anymore. Sub-components are fine but India has enough capacity to build its ships here in Indian shipyards. Indian Navy, please stick to that philosophy henceforth.