INS Tarkash Joins Western Fleet in Mumbai

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  1. Daredevil

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    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, Kalingrad Russia.INS Tarkash was commissioned on 09 Nov by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. 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. INS Trikand, the third stealth frigate is likely to be delivered by mid-2013.

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    Commanded by Capt 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-surface missile (SAM) system, medium range gun, close-in weapon system (CIWS), torpedoes and anti-submarine rockets.

    On arrival at the naval dockyard, Mumbai, the ship and her crew were accorded a warm reception. The welcome ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and witnessed by senior officers of the western naval command together with families of the ship's crew who turned out in large numbers.

    During her maiden return passage, as part of the Navy's maritime diplomatic initiative, the ship made port calls at several ports to strengthen bridges of friendship and international cooperation with the host countries..

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    Some posters on its Capabilities :

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    INS Teg have same capabilities as INS Tarkash
     
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    Onboard INS Tarkash.



    I dont own this video. Just posting the link
     
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    Indian Navy gets firepower in its armoury

    MUMBAI: The Indian Navy (IN) have got a major fillip to its firepower with the arrival of its newest acquisition INS Tarkash, at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on December 26. Built by the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia INS Tarkash was commissioned on November 9 by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.

    Defence official said that INS Tarkash is the second of three project 1135.6 follow-on ships ordered by Indian Navy, the first being INS Teg, which joined the fleet in June this year. Chief PRO (Defence) N Vispute said that 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. Tarkash's Arsenal includes the 'Brahmos' Supersonic Cruise Missiles, Surface-to-air Missile System, Medium Range Gun, Close-in Weapon System, Torpedoes and Anti-submarine Rockets.

    On arrival at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, the ship and her crew were accorded a warm reception. The welcome ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral AR Karve, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, and witnessed by senior officers of the Western Naval Command, together with the family members of the ship's crew who turned out in large numbers. Vispute said that during her maiden return passage, as part of the Navy's Maritime Diplomatic Initiative, the ship made port calls at several ports to strengthen bridges of friendship and international co-operation with the host countries.

    Indian Navy gets firepower in its armoury - The Times of India
     
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    @Kunal Biswas

    Can Talwars act as Flagship like the Shivaliks?
     
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    Not sure, but Shivalik`s Command & Control interface is something that no other Ship have..

    Perhaps @Decklander sir can through some light..

     
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    Georgy is my Junior frm navy who has commisioned this ship.
    IN got IPN-10 computer aided action information system(CAAIS) from Italy in 1988 and first ship to get it was INS Gomti. I was part of second crew of Gomati and acted as its EWO also. It had the most potent sensor fusion on board. All sensors were integrated with the main computer of the ship and even in multiple threat envoirnment it gave us solutions by automatically slaving all weapons to deal with the threats by prioritising them. The sensor fusion which we hear about fighters now has actually originated from Navy. This system gave us an insight and IIT Chennai than developed much more sophisticated systems which are now a standard fit on all our frontline ships/subs. The Italians also gave us Elletronica ultrafast sweep jammers and we even jammed the RAMORA of Mirage 2k with that in excercises.
    The Indian developed CAAIS has many advanced features which probably only USN has. They have least humen interference and can do all the work on thr own once set to auto mode. SAMs, Guns, Torpedos, chaff and anti sub rockets can all be fired together while ship manouevers on autopilot coupled to this CAAIS. This system on its own turns the ship to open primary arcs for best weapon engagement zones with ability to provide multiple fire from all weapons on the threat be it surface, subsurface or airborne.
    If you get into an operations room of a warship in IN, you will forget the best game that you may have played on computers. It is that sophisticated. It is for this reason that IN now recruits only B.Tech guys as officers and the tech sailors have to be minimum 12th with science backgrnd to join IN. These are the highest educational qualifications for any Job in India for comparative salary.
     
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    I was of the impression that this capability started from Talwars.

    Great to hear that it is since P-16 days.

    Does that mean it requires final command to fire or will do the best choice available according to threat perception?
     
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    The fire control can be left to the computers also but firing of SSM requires gunnery officer and CO to put thr keys in for firing them. Both of them wear it on thr necks at sea.The Gunnery officers readies the SSms for firing and hands them over thru his key to the CO. The CO than has the decision to put his key in and open the launch button. We have bypass also for both the keys in case of an eventuality. Infact I was asked this very question in my midshipman board in 1986 which made me the topper of western naval command as a midshipman.
     
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    Russia delivers BrahMos-equipped fighter ship to India

    Indian Navy received another shot in its arm as Russia delivered second of the stipulated three stealth frigates, Tarkash, to India, RIO Novosti quoted an Indian defense official as saying.

    Russia and India had signed a $1.6-billion contract for building of three frigates in July 2006, which were to be constructed at Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad. The first of the three guided missile frigates, INS Teg, joined the Indian Navy in April.

    The last frigate, Tarkand, is expected to join the Indian Navy by August 2013.

    The stealth frigates are armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, and can perform combing operations on the enemy submarines and ships.

    They are also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defense gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopter.

    India is the world’s largest arms’ importer, and seventy percent of Indian defense imports come from Russia.

    Russia had also delivered four MIG-29/KUB ship-borne fighters to the Indian Navy two days ago.

    Russia delivers BrahMos-equipped fighter ship to India - daily.bhaskar.com
     
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    Would the assumption be justified that shivalik class ffg takes cbg escort and/or task force lead while the krivak class is designated as the workhorse of IN.?
     

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