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INS Teg approaching Port Victoria, Seychelles
Name: INS Teg
Namesake: Saber
Ordered: 14 July 2007 [1]
Builder: Yantar Shipyard
Laid down: July 2007
Launched: 27 November 2009
Acquired: 1 September 2011
Commissioned: 27 April 2012
Motto: "Towards Eternal Glory"[2]
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Teg seal
General characteristics
Class and type: Talwar-class frigate
  • 3,620 long tons (3,678 t) standard
  • 4,035 long tons (4,100 t) full load
Length: 124.8 m (409 ft 5 in)
Beam: 15.2 m (49 ft 10 in)
Draught: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • 2 × DS-71 cruise turbines (9,000 shp))[3]
  • 2 × DT-59 boost turbines (19,500 shp)[3]
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
  • 4,850 nmi (8,980 km; 5,580 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
  • 1,600 nmi (3,000 km; 1,800 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 180 (18 officers)
  • Anti-air missiles:
  • 24 × Shtil-1 medium range missiles
  • 8 × Igla-1E (SA-16)
  • Anti-ship/Land-attack missiles:
  • 8 × VLS launched Klub, anti-ship cruise missiles
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 100 mm A-190E, naval gun
  • 2 × Kashtan CIWS
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 2 × 2 533 mm torpedo tubes
  • 1 × RBU-6000 (RPK-8) rocket launcher
Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-28 Helix-A, Ka-31 Helix B or HAL Dhruv helicopter

INS Teg (F45) is the fourth Talwar-class frigate constructed for the Indian Navy. She was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia,[4] and was commissioned to Navy service on 27 April 2012.[5] She is the first of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates to be completed.


Main article: Talwar-class frigate

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 a) the use of BrahMos missiles in place of the Klub-N missiles and b) use of AK-630 intead of Kashtan in the earlier ships.[6] 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,[4] and launched on 27 November 2009.[6] Following post-construction work, she began sea trials in the Baltic Sea on 1 September 2011.[7] 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.[4] Teg completed her sea trials in early December 2011, leaving only acceptance trials before her delivery to the Indian Navy in April 2012.[8] These trials were completed in early February 2012.[9]

INS Teg was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 27 April 2012, at the Yantar shipyard at Kaliningrad in Russia.[5] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Modified Krivak III Class". 
  2. ^ a b "Indian Naval Ship 'Teg' commissioned into Indian Navy" (PDF). Indian Navy. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-59114-955-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Russia: INS Teg Receives New Cruising Turbine at Yantar Shipyard and Continues Sea Trials". Shipbuilding Tribune. 16 November 2011. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Indian Navy inducts stealth warship INS Teg". IBN Live. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Russia floats out first frigate for Indian Navy". RIA Novosti. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Russia begins trials of stealth frigate for Indian Navy". Economic Times. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 10 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Indian Navy's Frigate Successfully Passes Last Trials Before Delivery". Shipbuilding Tribune. 9 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Yantar Shipyard Finishes Sea Trails (sic) for Indian Navy's Fourth Talwar Class Frigate". Shipbuilding Tribune. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.