Himgiri is one of the three Project 17A ships that are being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited in Kolkata. It is the 1st of the three to be launched. 4 other ships under the project are being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. The P17A ships are guided missile frigates for induction into the Indian Navy. These ships have enhanced stealth features and other improvements such as advanced indigenous weapons and sensors.