New Delhi: To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India inducted on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built in Russia, was handed over to its crew. INS Teg is the first of three guided missile frigates of the modified INS Talwar-class that India commissioned Russian shipyard Yantar to build.
INS Teg will be followed by the induction of INS Tarkash and INS Trikand in the next one year or so. All ships are equipped with BrahMos attack missile system comprising 8 missiles placed in vertical launch system 3S-14E. The warship has a deck for carrying helicopters and can also take part in anti-submarine operations,
Russia had taken out INS Teg for sea trials earlier this year in the Baltic Sea and completed the tests between March 5 and April 7 this year. The Yantar shipyard had said earlier this month that all on-board systems on INS Teg including armaments were tested in the presence of Indian Navy officers and the frigate proved to be fully ready for final stage of acceptance trials.
The three Teg-class frigates have modern technologies on board, Mahadevan said, noting that these warships have been modified from the original three-ship Talwar class....more
12:21 PM, Apr 27, 2012