Indian Navy: INS Brahmaputra on Goodwill Visit to Israel

by OldSailor on June 2, 2009


INS_Brahmaputra_crestINS Brahmaputra (F 31) is on goodwill visit to Israel. The visit is significant as INS Brahmaputra is armed with Israeli-made Barak Naval Air Defence System, designed to counter anti-ship air threats including supersonic sea skimming missiles.

Some interesting features of INS Brahmaputra and her visit are:

INS Brahmaputra

  • is from Indian designed Type 16A Brahmaputra class, Guided Missile Frigate.
  • is a modification of the Type 16 Godavari class of frigates.
  • was commissioned on April 14, 2000.
  • built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
  • named after the river Brahmaputra.
  • commanded by Captain Philipose G Pynumootil.


  • arrived on four day visit at Haifa on June 01 from Eritrea and next visit is to Naples.
  • 93-year-old former Commander of the old INS Brahmaputra, Jack Japheth visited the ship, who is now an Israeli citizen settled in Tel Aviv after retirement.
  • expected to further strengthen Indo-Israeli relationship.
  • some important recent Indo-Israeli co-operation this year include
    • arrival of the first of the three Indian Air Force AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) platform fitted with the Israeli ‘Phalcon’ radar in India on May 25.
    • launch of Indian all weather, see all, surveillance satellite (Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-2) by ISRO on April 20 that was built with the cooperation from Israel Aerospace Industries.

Here is a photograph of INS Brahmaputra (F 31) from the Indian Navy.


Here is some information on Barak Naval Air Defence System from Rafael.



Read more about the visit from The Hindu.

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