Russia launches stealth warship for India


Prime VIP
Moscow, June 24

Russia launched the second of three stealth frigates for the Indian Navy under $ 1.6 billion (US) deal inked in July 2006.

The launching ceremony of the missile frigate Tarkash (Quiver) in the Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad was attended by senior Russian and Indian naval officials, state-owned Yantar shipyard stated in a press note.

The first of three Project 11356 (modified Krivak III) frigates, named the Teg (Sword), was launched in November 2009. The third frigate, Trikand (Bow), is due to be delivered in 2011-12. The new frigates, also known as the Talwar class, will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

They will be also equipped with a 100-mm gun, an Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defence gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers and an anti-submarine warfare helicopter.