The Indian Navy has deployed its Talwar-class frigate, INS Trikand (F51) for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in Lakshadweep Islands.
The vessel is carrying relief materials for the island population affected by Cyclone Ockhi. There are a total of 10 naval ships that are currently involved in the search and rescues operations around the state of Kerala and the Lakshadweep islands.
INS Trikand is the third and final ship of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy.
These are modified Krivak III-class frigates built by Russia. These ships use stealth technologies and a special hull design to ensure a reduced radar cross section.
Trikand was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. She was commissioned into Navy’s Western Fleet on 29 June 2013.
#HADR #CycloneOckhi #OpSahayam INS Trikhand braves the extremely rough seas & cuts through to head towards Lakshadweep with relief material for the affected population @DefenceMinIndia @nsitharaman @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/h1hznxx6ch
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) December 3, 2017