Indian Navy on Friday said its guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, completed her Mediterranean deployment and entered the Atlantic to continue with her long-range voyage.
According to Navy, the ship participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Atlantic with Royal Morocco Naval Ship Hassan 2, a Floreal Class Corvette on July 26.
Furthermore, the statement also added that INS Tarkash is already on its way to South America to visit Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil where it will be hoisting the National Flag on August 15, 2022, as part of India’s 75th Independence Day under Centre’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In the meantime, in its previous deployment, multiple exercises were carried out including man overboard drills, visit board searches and seizure operations, approaches for replenishment at sea, tactical manoeuvres, and helicopter cross deck landings.
Notably, the ship has been deployed in the water for five months starting from June 27, and hosting the tricolour at Rio De Janeiro is said to be a key feature of this exercise, the Indian Navy recently said in its statement further adding that the ship will visit eleven countries in Europe, South America, and Africa in these five months.
Belonging to the Talwar class of guided missile frigates, INS Tarkash is the second such ship constructed for the Indian Navy. She was built at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad in Russia and was commissioned into service in November 2012. Later, it joined the Western Naval Command in December 2012.