Designed by the Dilgar following their successful invasions of Alaca and Balos, the Nishatur was an attempt by Dilgar engineers and weaponry experts to design and construct a warship capable of fulfilling the attack role of the Targath Strike Cruiser in a small fleet situation without necessitating the maintenance normally needed for the Targath's 24 fighters.
A stripped down version of the Targath, the Nishatur Battlecruiser exchanged the Targath's fighter complement for increased engine output and weapons power. It did not take long before the original concept of a "cheap Targath" grew unto its own, becoming something different than the initial light cruiser proposal. The final build was only slightly less expensive than a Targath, and similarly suffered from fragile structure blocks. The Nishatur was much faster than other Dilgar cruisers, a factor that was included so that the Nishatur could accelerate into battle alongside smaller units such as the Ochlavita Destroyer and Jashakar Frigate.
In the end, few Nishatur Battlecruisers were constructed, with most naval shipyard facilities being instructed to maintain construction of the more popular Targath Strike Cruiser. The Nishaturs that were produced, however, served with distinction, though their lives (and those of their crews) were typically short-lived. Fatality rates of Nishatur cruisers which foolhardily charged enemy positions recklessly were extremely high.