Indian Naval Ship INS Trikand received a warm welcome upon its arrival at Bandar Abbas, the port city of Iran recently.
- INS Trikand is a Talwar-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy.
- It is the third and final ship of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy.
- It was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia
- INS Trikand was commissioned into the Indian Navy on June 29, 2013.
- The ship is named after the Trikand Fort, which is located near Porbandar, Gujarat.
- It is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and operates under the Western Naval Command headquartered in Mumbai.
- The ship is equipped with advanced sensors and weapon systems.
- It features various anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, torpedoes, and a 100mm main gun.
- It incorporates stealth technology, including reduced radar cross-section, to enhance its survivability in hostile environments.
- It is equipped with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, including ASW helicopters and torpedo launchers, which make it effective in countering underwater threats.
- The ship is designed to undertake a wide spectrum of naval operations.