COMMISSIONING OF INS TARMUGLI

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On December 14, 2023, the Indian Navy officially welcomed INS Tarmugli, a Fast Attack Craft, in a grand ceremony at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam, organized by the Eastern Naval Command. Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel, presided over the event as the Chief Guest.

This particular ship belongs to the Trinkat Class of Fast Attack Crafts and originally served the Maldivian Naval Defence Forces (MNDF) after being gifted by the Indian government in 2006. However, it was returned to the Indian Navy in May of the current year. In return, India provided MNDF with a Waterjet Fast Attack Craft, now known as MCGS Huravee. After undergoing extensive restoration at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, INS Tarmugli has been revitalized and is ready for service.

Equipped with state-of-the-art MTU engines, the latest communication tools, a 30 mm gun, and an advanced Radar system, the warship is set to play a crucial role in coastal surveillance and safeguarding important areas in the KG Basin along the East Coast of India.

Commander Satpal Singh Sangwan is at the helm of INS Tarmugli, and the ship will operate under the supervision of the Naval Officer-in-Charge in Andhra Pradesh. The 46-meter vessel, named after a scenic island in the Andaman group, weighs 320 tonnes and can achieve speeds exceeding 30 knots. Its primary responsibilities include ensuring the security of coastal regions and protecting vital assets in the designated area.