The Indian Navy’s Batch II Talwar-class frigate, INS Tarkash (F50) has arrived in Helsinki, Finland for a three day visit, on July 31.
During the port call, various dignitaries and government officials of Finland are scheduled to visit the ship. Professional interactions are planned with the Finnish Navy and Coast Guard towards further enhancing co-operation between the two countries. In addition to social engagements and sports event, best practices will be shared between the Indian Navy and Coast Guard of Finland.
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command also arrived in Helsinki and will lead the Indian delegation during the visit.
The ship is part of the Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai. The visit is in continuation of the Western Fleet’s overseas deployment to Europe and Africa.
INS Tarkash, one of the most potent frontline frigates of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors, is commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev, who leads a crew of over 250 personnel including 30 officers.