INS Tarkash For Operation Kaveri:
INS Tarkash from the Indian Navy recently reached Port Sudan to help in the evacuation of stranded Indians as part of “Operation Kaveri”.
- INS Tarkash is a state-of-the-art stealth frigate of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons.
- Tarkash belongs to the Talwar class of guided missile frigates. These are modified Krivak III class frigates built by Russia.
- It was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.
- It was commissioned into Indian Navy service on 9 November 2012 at Kaliningrad and joined the Western Naval Command on 27 December 2012.
- It has a length of 124.8 m, a beam of 15.2 m, and a draught of 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in).
- Top Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph).
- It has been equipped with a weapon sensor that enables it to address threats in all dimensions.
- It uses stealth technologies and a special hull design to ensure a reduced radar cross-section.
- It can board one Ka-28 Helix-A antisubmarine helicopter or one Ka-31 Helix-B airborne early warning helicopter,
- It is also equipped with BrahMos missiles instead of the Klub-N missiles, which makes it different from the earlier flight of Talwar-class ships.
Operation Kaveri: It is a rescue operation being carried out by the Indian Government to bring back Indian citizens stranded in Sudan.