According to a navy official on Friday, the guided missile frigate INS Tarkash of the Indian Navy has finished its deployment in the Mediterranean and has moved on to the Atlantic Ocean to continue its long-distance journey.
The Royal Moroccan Naval Ship Hassan 2, a Floreal Class Corvette, and the Indian Navy participated in a maritime partnership exercise in the Atlantic on July 26, according to a statement from the Indian Navy.
“INS Tarkash commences next leg of Indian Navy’s Long Range Overseas Deployment 2022 – enters the Atlantic Ocean,” the navy spokesperson wrote alongside images of the magnificent ship and its journey.
#INSTarkash commences next leg of #IndianNavy‘s Long Range Overseas Deployment 2022 – enters the #AtlanticOcean.
Participated in a #MaritimePartnershipExercise with Royal Moroccan Navy Ship Hassan II, a Floreal Class Corvette on 26 Jul 22.#BridgesofFriendship@IN_WNC pic.twitter.com/KZrVB3z7rY
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 29, 2022
“Participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Royal Moroccan Navy Ship Hassan II, a Floreal Class Corvette on 26 Jul 22.”
As part of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations and as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the INS Tarkash is already travelling to South America and will stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it will raise the Indian flag on August 15, 2022.
In the meanwhile, several drills, including man overboard drills, visit board searches and seizure operations, approaches for replenishment at sea, tactical manoeuvres, and helicopter cross deck landings, were conducted during its previous deployment.
Notably, the ship has been on the water for five months as of June 27. According to the Indian Navy, hosting the tricolour in Rio de Janeiro is said to be a key component of this exercise. The ship will also visit eleven locations in Europe, South America, and Africa over these five months.
INS Tarkash, a guided missile frigate of the Talwar class, is the second of its kind built for the Indian Navy. She was created at the Yantar shipyard in the Russian city of Kaliningrad, and she was put into service in November 2012. In December 2012, it subsequently joined the Western Naval Command.