“Stealth” Frigate INS Tarkash inducted into the Indian Navy

INS Tarkash, the second of the three stealth Frigates constructed at Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia, was commissioned and inducted into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Shekhar Kumar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command on 9th November 2012 at Kaliningrad, Russia. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation. The induction of this fifth multi – role stealth frigate with an advance combat suite and optimal blend of cutting edge technologies would considerably bolster the Indian Navy. The formidable array of weapons and sensors onboard the ship include the supersonic Brahmos missile system, advanced Surface to Air missile system, upgraded 100 mm medium range gun, optimally controlled 30 mm Close-in weapon system, Torpedoes, Rocket Launchers and advanced Electronic Warfare/Communication suite. The ship is commanded by Captain Antony George, an “Anti Submarine Warfare” specialist. The ship joined the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy in the end of December 2012.

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