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India Navy has commissioned INS Tillanchang at Karwar, Karnataka. A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), has been commissioned into Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra. This announcement has come just one day after INS Viraat was decommissioned which the Indian Navy called an end to a glorious era.

INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang Commissioned at Karwar

INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar

About INS Tillanchang:

  • It was able to achieve the fastest speeds among all WJFACS.
  • First two ships of the class,

    • INS Tihaya
    • INS Tarmugli
  • Commissioned in 2016 and are based at Vishakhapatnam
  • Ship has been indigenously designed and built and is an upgrade from the chetlat class of fast attack craft that the Indian Navy possesses.
  • It is about 50 metres long.
  • Powered by three waterjet propulsion systems, which give it speeds of over 35 knots
  • It will be based at Karwar under the operational control of the Flag Officer Commanding, Karnataka Naval Area
  • It is manned by 50 personnel.
  • The ship is armed with a 30 mm main gun and a number of light, medium, and heavy machine guns to undertake operations at sea.

Indian Navy:

  • Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • President of India serves as Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy

Principal roles of Indian Navy:

Principal roles of Indian Navy

Principal Roles of Indian Navy

Principal roles of Indian Navy

Equipment:

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Image Shows Equipment

Image shows Equipment

- Published/Last Modified on: March 20, 2017

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