INS Taragiri (F41)
|Commissioned:||16 May 1980|
|Decommissioned:||27 June 2013|
|Class & type:||Nilgiri class frigate|
|Range:||4000 miles @ 12 knots|
|Complement:||267 (incl 17 officers)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 Westland Sea King or HAL Chetak|
INS Taragiri (F41) was a Nilgiri class frigate of the Indian Navy. Taragiri was commissioned into the Navy on 16 May 1980 and was decommissioned on 27 June 2013 in Mumbai, after serving 33 years in the navy.
INS Taragiri was the final ship of the Nilgiri class, and was named after a hill range in the Garhwal Himalaya. Cdr. Rahul Shankar was the 27th and last commanding officer of the frigate. Along with INS Vindhyagiri, she was significantly modified. A Westland Sea King anti-submarine helicopter, A244S 321mm triple torpedo tubes and a Bofors anti-submarine twin barrel mortar were added. Later, she was also fitted with advanced ship control systems for controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. These modifications gave the ship enhanced anti-submarine and network-centric warfare capabilities. She was operational under the Western Naval Fleet of the navy and performed surveillance missions when on blue water operations, and later performed coastal patrolling and anti-piracy operations.