What is INS Trikand?

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Indian Naval Ship INS Trikand received a warm welcome upon its arrival at Bandar Abbas, the port city of Iran recently.

About INS Trikand


  • It is a Talwar-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy.
  • It is the third and final ship of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy.
  • It was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.
  • Commissioning:
    • INS Trikand was commissioned into the Indian Navy on June 29, 2013.
    • The ship is named after the Trikand Fort, which is located near Porbandar, Gujarat.
    • It is part of the Indian Navy's Western Fleet and operates under the Western Naval Command headquartered in Mumbai.
  • Features:
    • The ship is equipped with advanced sensors and weapon systems.
    • It features various anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, torpedoes, and a 100mm main gun.
    • It incorporates stealth technology, including reduced radar cross-section, to enhance its survivability in hostile environments.
    • It is equipped with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, including ASW helicopters and torpedo launchers, which make it effective in countering underwater threats.
    • With a long reach and a state-of-the-art combat suite, the ship is designed to undertake a wide spectrum of naval operations.


Q1) What is a Torpedo?

A torpedo is a self-propelled underwater projectile designed to be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or even stationary platforms like coastal defense systems. Its primary purpose is to target and destroy enemy vessels or submarines. Torpedoes are often used in naval warfare for offensive purposes or as a defensive measure against incoming threats.

Source: INS Trikand docks in Iran as part of Indian Navy's operational deployment