December 27, 2012 by Shiv Aroor - Livefist
Navy Statement: The Indian Navy got a major fillip to its firepower with the arrival of its latest acquisition INS Tarkash at Mumbai. Built by the Yantar shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia, INS Tarkash was commissioned on 09 Nov 12 by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Comand. Tarkash is second of three project 1135.6 (follow-on Talwar class) ships ordered by Indian Navy, the first being INS Teg, which joined the fleet in June this year. Trikand, the third stealth frigate, is likely to be delivered by mid 2013.
Commanded by Captain Antony George, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, and manned by a crew of 23 officers and 228 sailors, INS Tarkash is armed with an advanced combat suite, comprising an optimal blend of Russian and Indian cutting edge technologies. Her arsenal includes the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, surface-to-air missile system, medium range gun, close- in weapon system (CIWS), torpedoes and anti-submarine rockets.
Livefist wishes the ship and her crew safe seas and Shano Varuna.