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Frigate INS Teg to join Indian Navy on April 27


INS Teg. A file photo.

MOSCOW (BNS): INS Teg, the first of the three new Talwar class guided missile frigates, being built by Russia for the Indian Navy, has completed sea phase acceptance trials.

According to Yantar Shipyard, all that remained was to finish the interior premises and present operational documents to the crew.

The frigate's acceptance took place in the Baltic Sea. The trials began on 5 March and ended on 7 April.

The shipyard said all shipboard systems including armaments were tested in the presence of the customer's state commission and INS Teg proved herself to be fully ready for final stage of acceptance trials which started on Monday.

The handover ceremony of INS Teg to Indian Navy will be held on 27 April at Yantar Shipyard.

In 2006, India and Russia signed a $1.6 billion contract for the construction of three modified Krivak III class guided missile frigates.

INS Teg was laid down at Yantar in 2007 and became the first of three Project 1135.6 ships built for Indian Navy. The other two frigates - INS Tarkash and INS Trikand - are still at various stage of development at Yantar shipyard.

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