INS Trikand In Istanbul


INSTrikand in Istanbul.


INS Trikand being pushed to the dock by the tugs.


The business end of INS Trikand. From left to right: 100mm gun A 190E, SA-N-/ Gadfly launcher for surface to air missiles, VLS launcher for Brahmos anti ship missiles; 12 barreled anti submarine mortar.


Top of the pilothouse. From left to right: Ratep 5P-10E Puma fire control radar for 100mm gun and Plank Shave (Garpun-B) fire control radar for anti ship missiles. One commercial navigation radar.


For self-protection the INS Trikand has two AK 630 multi barreled guns.


The main mast of INS Trikand. From top to down: Top Plate 3D air seach radar (Fregat-M2EM); KEvin Hugnes navigation radar; Nyada MR212/201 (Palm Frond) navigation radar; antennas for ASOR (TK-25E-5) electronic counter measures system.

In the morning hours on 4 October 2015 Istanbul welcomed a very rare visitor: the Indian Navy vessel INS Trikand.

Despite being a large navy, Indian warships very seldom visit Istanbul.

The Talwar (Project 1135.6) class frigate INS Trikand arrived in Istanbul for a 3 day port visit. The youngest ship of this class, INS Trikand will engage extensively with the Turkish Navy according to the twitter account of the Indian DOD spokesman. Apart from professional interactions, a number of sports and social engagements are also planned.
The interaction between two navies has increased in the last few years especially since Turkish Navy started to deploy warships for anti piracy operations in Indian Ocean.In April 2015 frigate TCG Gediz visited Mumbai.

The Commander Of Turkish Navy Is In India

The commander of Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Murat Bilgel, is in India for an official visit. According to news from India he will return on 12th November.

Murat E Bilgel, the Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces (CTNF) visited Western Naval Command of the Indian navy at Mumbai from 06 to 08 Nov 12. During his visit, CTNF interacted with Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief and other Senior Officers of the Western Naval Command.

The two sides discussed a wide range of issues on Maritime Security of common interest. CTNF also visited Naval Dockyard, INS Teg and

Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha with Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Admiral Murat E BilgelMDL. He was impressed with India’s warship building capability at MDL and repair facilities at Naval Dockyard, said the MoD release.

 India and Turkey have a history of friendly and cordial relations. Turkish Navy and Indian Navy relations have witnessed an upward rise during the recent past, which has been marked by visits of senior officers of both Navies to each other’s country. In addition, Turkish and Indian Naval ships have visited each other’s parts regularly.


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