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April 4, 2013

Yantar Shipyard Started Indian Crew for INS Trikand Training

Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad started practical training of Indian crew for INS Trikand of the project 11356 which is under construction for Indian Navy.

As Yantar shipyard press secretary Sergey Mikhaylov reported to Interfax, "the personnel of Indian Navy having arrived to Kaliningrad after coastal study in St. Petersburg. Representatives of the shipyard started their practical training with the equipment of INS Trikand".

According to Sergey Mikhaylov, Instructors fr om the delivery team of the shipyard and sailors of Baltic Fleet will train Indian sailors.

Íå also said that currently the frigate is in Baltiysk wh ere the audit of readiness for the beginning of the governmental trials is being conducted. The factory trials (took place in sea ranges of the Baltic Fleet) were finished successfully.

Russia and India signed a $1.6 billion contract on the construction of three modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for India in 2006.

The first frigate, INS Teg, joined the Indian Navy on April 27, 2012, and the second, The Tarkash, arrived at the port of Mumbai in India on December 30, 2012.

The frigates are each armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

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.

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