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July 21, 2011

India to soon get new frigate fitted with BrahMos

(Hindustan Times) : India will get a new frigate equipped with the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles from Russia within six to eight months. "During his visit to Russia, Navy chief admiral Nirmal Verma reviewed the progress of the Talwar Class follow-on warships, under construction at the Yantar shipyard there and was reassured that the first ship 'Teg' would commence trials shortly and be delivered in six to eight months," the Navy said in a release here.
The Navy chief returned on July 18 from Russia after a six-day visit during which he took stock of all the major Indian navy projects undergoing there.
The new frigates namely 'Teg', 'Teer' and 'Trikand' are follow ons of the three Talwar Class warships built for India by Russia and inducted into service around the early part of the decade.
In the new ships, the Russian-origin Klub missiles would be replaced by the indigenous BrahMos missiles.
The Navy chief also visited the Sevmash Shipyard where the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier is being retrofitted and observed that "significant progress had been made on the Gorshkov project and the ship was shaping up well for the preliminary sea trials."

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