Indian Navy’s INS Trikand conducts anti-piracy ops off the coast of Oman

The Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate, INS Trikand (F51) has conducted an anti-piracy operation off the coast of Muscat, Oman on Nov. 23, the service announced.

During the operation, the ship rescued a Cyprus -flagged vessel, MV Kamlesh which was reported being chased by 3 skiffs at 0230 hours (IST) around 70 nautical miles north of Muscat. The ship had a crew of 27 Indian nationals.

Trikand provided assistance for the ship and the chasing skiffs escaped at high speed. MV Kamlesh and its crew were rendered safe and resumed their voyage.

INS Trikand (F51) is a Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy.

She 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.

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