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INS Teg joins Indian Navy today

Last updated on: April 27, 2012 16:41 IST

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Armed with the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a medium range gun and anti-submarine rockets, guided missile frigate INS Teg will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on Friday at the Yantar shipyard in Russia.

"INS Teg is a modern warship with advanced technologies to make it stable, fast and stealthy. The Teg class of ships have been built to meet specific Command and Control needs of Indian Navy for coordinated surface, air and underwater missions," Indian Navy officials said in New Delhi.

An advanced version of the Talwar-class guided missile frigates, these ships have been fitted with an upgraded multi-role combat suite to make them one of the most potent platforms of the Navy, they said.

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"INS Teg's weapons suite includes surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems, 100 mm medium range gun, close-in weapon system, torpedo tubes and anti-submarine rockets. The BrahMos surface-to-surface missile system is capable of engaging targets at extended ranges at supersonic speed," the officials said.

The ship is also armed with an anti-submarine cum airborne early warning helicopter and its weapons suite and sensors are fully integrated with latest combat management system.

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On its maiden voyage, the vessel will be commanded by Captain Rakesh Kumar Dahiya, a Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1987. It is manned by a crew of 24 officers and 229 sailors.

"Interestingly, the individual crew members of INS Teg speak 15 different languages as their mother tongues and follow six different religious faiths," said the officials.

The frigate will be commissioned into the Navy by the Southern Naval Commander Vice-Admiral K N Sushil.

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