INS Tarmugli re-joins Indian fleet after overhaul

Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani commissions advanced Trinkat class craft, INS Tarmugli, enhancing coastal security and strategic defense

Visakhapatnam: Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, chief of materials in Indian Navy, commissioned INS Tarmugli, a Trinkat class fast attack craft, on Thursday after significant restoration.

India had gifted the attack ship to Maldivian Naval Defence Force (MNDF) in 2006. It had returned to the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam earlier this year for an overhaul.

INS Tarmugli transformation boasts of advanced features, including MTU engines, water jet propulsion, cutting-edge communication equipment, a 30-mm gun, and an advanced radar system. These upgrades position the vessel for crucial roles in coastal surveillance and safeguarding strategic assets in the KG Basin area and along eastern coast of India.

Commanded by Cdr Satpal Singh Sangwan, INS Tarmugli is named after the scenic Andaman island. Weighing 320 tonnes, it spans 48 metres in length and is capable of achieving speeds exceeding 30 knots.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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