INS Teg all set to strengthen Navy

INS Teg all set to strengthen Navy

With the procurement of the latest warship--Russian origin stealth frigate--''INS Teg'', the Indian Navy has now added to its ability to launch coordinated surface, air and underwater missions.

Commissioned at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad in the presence of Vice Admiral K N Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Teg is likely to reach Indian shores by the end June 2012. Two other ships of the Teg class--INS Tarkash and INS Trikand are likely to be delivered by September 2012 and middle of 2013 respectively.

In July 2006, India purchased three Krivak class stealth frigates under a Rs 5,200 crore contract. The deal was a follow up order of three similar warships known as INS Talwar, Trishul and Tabar, which the Navy purchased at a cost of Rs 3,800 crore.

Delivery of the Teg class ships, however, is delayed because of Moscow’s decision to shift the ship-building exercise to the Yantar shipyard near Kaliningrad.

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