The warship, christened INS Teg, was commissioned
Apr 27 by the Southern Naval Command chief Vice
Admiral K.N. Sushil at a ceremony in Kaliningrad,
an Indian Navy spokesperson here said.
INS Teg is likely to reach Indian shores by the
end of June 2012.
"INS Teg is a modern and contemporary warship
with advanced technologies incorporated in every
facet of design to make her stable, stealthy,
fast and formidable," the spokesperson said
in a release here.
The Teg class of ships, an advanced version of
the Talwar class guided missile frigates in service
with the Indian Navy, have been built to meet
the specific command and control needs of the
Indian Navy for co-ordinated surface, air and
The weapons suite of the 125-metre, 4,000-tonne
frigate includes the BrahMos surface-to-surface
cruise missile system, a surface-to-air missile
system, 100mm medium range gun, close-in weapon
system, torpedo tubes and anti-submarine rockets.
With its advanced weapons suite and sensors fully
integrated with its combat management system,
the warship is equipped to augment the Indian
Navy's net-centric capability, and is well suited
to undertake a broad spectrum of maritime missions.
The ship also embarks and operates an anti-submarine
or an airborne early warning helicopter - a dominant
force multiplier, the spokesperson added.
"Teg incorporates innovative stealth technologies
to reduce her radar cross section, infrared and
magnetic signatures, as well as radiated underwater
noise," he added.
The ship is powered by an advanced gas turbine
propulsion plant with state-of-the-art controls,
to attain speeds in excess of 30 knots.
The ship has been equipped with complex automated
systems for nuclear, biological and chemical defence,
damage control and fire fighting that can be operated
centrally from sheltered posts to minimise casualties
and achieve rapid restoration of combat effectiveness.
The ship's crest embodies two crossed swords
against the blue sky and ocean waves which symbolise
strength, responsibility and commitment to a righteous
Commanded by Captain Rakesh Kumar Dahiya, a communications
and electronic warfare specialist, Teg is manned
by a crew of about 250 men, including 25 officers.
"It is interesting to note that the individual
crew members speak 15 different languages as their
mother tongue and follow six different religious
faiths - a true microcosm of the diversity, and
unity of India," the spokesperson noted.
The other two ships of the Teg class - Tarkash
and Trikand - are likely to be delivered by September
2012 and mid-2013 respectively.