INS Teg (F45)

INS Teg (F45) is the fourth Talwar-class frigate constructed for the Indian Navy. She was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia, and was commissioned on 27 April 2012. She is the first of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates to be completed.\

Name: INS Teg
Namesake: Saber
Ordered: 14 July 2007
Builder: Yantar Shipyard
Laid down: July 2007
Launched: 27 November 2009
Commissioned: 27 April 2012
Motto: "Towards Eternal Glory"
Status: in active service, as of 2012

Teg belongs to the Talwar class of frigates. The Talwar class guided missile frigates 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. Much of the equipment on the ship is Russian-made, but a significant number of systems of Indian origin have also been incorporated. The main difference between Teg and the earlier Talwar-class ships is the use of BrahMos missiles in place of the Klub-N missiles in the earlier ships. It is the first of the three frigates built in Russia as a follow-up order to the first batch of Talwar-class frigates.

Teg was laid down on 27 July 2007, launched on 27 November 2009, and following post-construction work began sea trials in the Baltic Sea on 1 September 2011, and is expected to be commissioned by 2012. During Teg's sea trials in mid-October, her port-side turbine was damaged, forcing a two-week delay in her trials schedule while repairs were made. Teg completed her sea trials in early December 2011, leaving only acceptance trials before her delivery to the Indian Navy in April 2012. These trials were completed in early February 2012.

INS Teg was commissioned into the Indian Navy on April 27, 2012 at the Yantar shipyard at Kaliningrad in Russia. She was commissioned by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command with Captain Rakesh Kumar Dahiya serving as her first commanding officer.

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