Friday, January 27, 2012

INS Teg to be commissioned by April 2012

Indian Navy officers and seamen are familiarising themselves with INS Teg (Sabre), some 200 Indian seamen and officers have “settled” on INS Teg, the first of the three ships of the 11356 project. They have been introduced to the new frigate and have started familiarising themselves with its equipment under the guidance of their Russian counterparts.

At the end of the week, INS Teg, with a joint Russian-Indian crew, is scheduled to put to the Baltic Sea to complete its state sea trials, during which the Indian sailors will have their first experience in sailing this modern frigate.

After its return from the trials, procedure of transfering the frigate over to Indian Navy will get strarted. India plans to induct the ship as early as April 2012.

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The frigate left Yantar for the first time under its own steam in September 2011, the ship successfully test-fired the BrahMos, a modern Russia-Indian produced missile in its sea trials.

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The two remaining frigates of this series are INS Tarkash (Quiver) and INS Trikand (Bow), which are also nearing completion. Russia has built three ships of this class for the Indian Navy in 90's – INS Tabar (Axe), INS Trishul (Trident) and INS Talwar (Sword).

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