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Navy test fires BrahMos in Bay of Bengal
Boosting its firepower, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. "At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off from the INS Ranvijay in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO A Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday.
Russia Hands Over INS Tarkash To India
Adding to its growing naval might and blue water capabilities, India has inducted a new Russian-built multi-role stealth frigate that carries the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile into its fleet. INS Tarkash, handed over by Russia late last week, will join the Mumbai-based Western Fleet of the Indian Navy by the end of December this year. Captain Antony George, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, will be its first commander. The new guided missile frigate was handed over to the Indian Navy by Russia's United Shipping Corporation at Kaliningrad in western Russia, where the Yantar Shipyard is located on the Baltic Sea.
Brahmos Missile Test-Launched Successfully From Indian Navy’s Warship Ins Teg
India has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Teg which is the Indian Navy’s latest frigate. The test-firing of BrahMos missile took place yesterday off the coast of Goa and it is the second successful test-firIng from INS Teg since its sea-trials last year. According to BrahMos officials, the 290 km range BrahMos missile performed major manoeuvres at two given points in whIch the mission was to elude detection by enemies' radars and successfully hit the target ship at a distance of 290 kms. The target ship was successfully devastated by the BrahMos missile as planned.
INS Tanaji Gets Commssioned by the Navy As It Prepares For INS Sahayadri This Month
Close on the heels of acquiring the stealth frigate INS Teg last fortnight from Russia, Indian Navy is ready to commission two more ships, namely INS Tanaji and INS Sahayadri, in this month itself. While INS Tanaji will be a base depot ship commissioned today, INS Sahayadri will be the third ship of the Shivalik class of stealth frigates for the navy to be commissioned on July 21. According to Indian Navy, the commissioning of the Base Depot Ship INS Tanaji will be held today at the Mankhurd Naval Base Station.
Indian Navy’s Western Fleet Receives Stealth Frigate INS Teg
While the Indian Navy awaits the induction of INS Sahayadri next month, a major boost has been given to its Western Fleet with the latest acquisition of INS Teg. It is the new stealth frigate with weapons and sensors for three-dimensional warfare built by Yantar Shipyard, Russia. INS Teg is the first of three Talwar Class follow-on ships ordered by the Indian Navy. INS Teg was built for the Indian navy by Russia has arrived in the port of Mumbai recently after its trials and crew training. As for the ship’s crew, they have been imparted training at naval training institutes in Russia.
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