INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar
 
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INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar
 
INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra at Karwar on March 09.

INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four follow-on WJFAC built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Kolkata. The first two ships of the class, INS Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam. The ship has been indigenously designed and built and is an upgrade from the Chetlat class of Fast Attack Craft that the Indian Navy possesses.

Speaking on the occasion Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said that these ships play a vital role in light of security environment in the country and are designed to take on both conventional and asymmetric threats. He apprised the gathering that Tillanchang was able to achieve the fastest speeds among all WJ FACs during the speed trials.

Tillanchang, commanded by Commander Adit Patnaik, is an ideal platform for a number of missions like coastal and off-shore surveillance, EEZ control, law enforcement as well as non-military missions such as search and rescue, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

 
 


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