Indian Navy Talwar-class Frigate INS Tabar (F44) Visits Brest, France
As a part of the continuing Abroad Deployment, INS Tabar entered the Port of Brest, France on 12 July 2021. The ship was acquired by a Ceremonial Guard of the French Navy on arrival in Port. Mr Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to France and Monaco visited the ship and appreciated the ship’s crew for his or her contribution to India’s maritime safety and in furthering defence cooperation with pleasant international nations.
The Commanding Officer accompanied by the Indian Defence Adviser known as on Vice Admiral Olivier Lebas, Commander of Atlantic Maritime Area (CECLANT) at his Headquarters in Prefecture Maritime Fort, Brest. The ship dressed total on the event of the Bastille Day (nationwide day of France), as per naval customized. On departure from Port, INS Tabar will take part in a Maritime Partnership Train with French Navy warship FNS Aquitaine.
INS Tabar (F44) (“battle axe” in Sanskrit) is the third of the Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy. The frigate was commissioned on 19 April 2004 in Kaliningrad. INS Tabar, a vessel within the Talwar class to be armed with supersonic BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles. Alongside together with her sister ships INS Talwar (“sword” in Sanskrit) and INS Trishul (“trident” in Sanskrit), INS Tabar is assigned to Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command, head-quartered in Mumbai.
The surface-to-air weapons methods embrace one single-rail MS-196 launcher that may launch the lengthy vary Shtil-1 (NATO: SA-17) surface-to-air missile. Eight Igla-1E (NATO: SA-16) moveable air defence missiles are on board for short-range threats. She can be geared up with Barak 1 missiles. Tabar grew to become the third Indian warship to include an eight cell KBSM 3S-14NE Vertical Launcher and the supersonic BrahMos PJ-10 ASCM (anti-sub/ship/floor cruise missile).
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