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INS Tushil

Guided-Missile Frigate Warship

India | 2026

"The former Russian Navy ship Admiral Butakov is set to make up the new Indian Navy INS Tushil guided-missile frigate."

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INS Tushil is a new guided-missile frigate warship destined for Indian Navy service. The vessel is the former Russian Navy Admiral Butakov built by the Yantar Shipyard of Russia, laid down on July 13th, 2013, and launched on March 5th, 2016. An agreement between the two nations has resulted in the hull being sold to India for service under a different name in same role. Rebuilding of the vessel was started on October 28th, 2021 with commissioning expected sometime after 2022.

INS Tushil will retain all of capabilities inherent in the Admiral Grigorovich-class of fighting frigates - three serving the modern Russian Navy. This includes modern air- / surface-search radar, Fire Control Systems (FCSs), and hull-mounted / towed sonar. The vessel will carry an enhanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and countermeasures (including decoys) to meet modern threats. Armament will run the gamut of ballistic, missile, and torpedo weaponry and a single navalized helicopter will be supported from the stern-based helipad. A full-service hangar facility will ensure proper at-sea maintenance of the rotorcraft (Ka-27 or similar).

Onboard is a crew of approximately 200 and supplies allow the ship to remain on-station up to 30 days.

Power will be supplied by a COmbined Gas-And-Gas (COGAG) arrangement involving 2 x DS-71 gas turbines for cruising actions and 2 x DT-59 gas turbines for dash actions driving the vessel to ocean-going speeds of 30 knots out to a range of 5,600 miles.

Structural dimensions include a running length of 409.4 feet, a beam of 49.9 feet, and a draught of 13.8 feet. Displacement is 3,620 tons under standard loads and up to 4,000 tons under full load.

INS Tushil is set to join another ex-Admiral Grigrovich vessel - INS Tamala - as the Indian Navy welcomes its two newest fighting frigates into service before the end of the decade. As currently planned, Tamala will be commissioned after the arrival of Tushil.

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October 2018 - Indian has signed a formal deal with Russia to have the still-under-construction Admiral Butakov refitted for service with the Indian Navy.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for INS Tushil.
COGAG (COmbined Gas-And-Gas): 2 x DS-71 gas turbines developing 8,450 horsepower for cruising; 2 x DT-59 gas turbines developing 22,000 horsepower for dash actions; 2 x Shafts astern.
30.0 kts
34.5 mph
Surface Speed
4,866 nm
5,600 miles | 9,012 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of INS Tushil.
409.4 ft
124.79 meters
O/A Length
49.9 ft
15.21 meters
13.8 ft
4.21 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of INS Tushil.
1 x 100mm A-190E-01 turreted deck gun.
2 x 12-cell Vertical Launch Systems (VLSs) for 3S90M Shtil-1 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs).
2 x 4-cell VLSs for "BrahMos" land-attack / anti-ship cruise missiles.
8 x "Igla-S" MAN-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) SAM launchers.
2 x DTA-53-11356 twin-torpedo tubes.
2 x 30mm AK-630 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).
1 x RBU-6000 Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launcher.
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of INS Tushil.
1 x Kamov Ka-27 (or similar) supported from the stern-based helipad.
Ships-in-Class (5)
Notable series variants as part of the INS Tushil family line as relating to the Admiral Grigorovich-class group.
Admiral Grigorovich; Admiral Essen; Admiral Makarov; Admiral Kornilov; INS Tushil; INS Tamala
Global operator(s) of the INS Tushil. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): Yantar Shipyard - Russia
National flag of India

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Image of the INS Tushil
Image from the Russian Ministry of Defense; Admiral Makarov pictured.

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