Images: INS Teg’s cold weather sea trials

The INS Teg is a Talwar-class (Krivak III) frigate built by the Yantar shipyard in Russia. The INS Teg is a Talwar-class (Krivak III) frigate built by the Yantar shipyard in Russia.
The Talwar-class is a stealth warship design and the INS Teg is the first of the second batch of three warships being acquired by the navy. The Talwar-class is a stealth warship design and the INS Teg is the first of the second batch of three warships being acquired by the navy.
The INS Teg, and the Tarkash and Trikand that will follow, will differ from the earlier Talwar-class frigates by carrying the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, instead of the Klub-N missile. The INS Teg, and the Tarkash and Trikand that will follow, will differ from the earlier Talwar-class frigates by carrying the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, instead of the Klub-N missile.
The INS Teg took almost five years to be built and will join the Indian Navy on Friday. The INS Teg took almost five years to be built and will join the Indian Navy on Friday.
While the Indian Navy does not necessarily have compelling requirements that mandate its warships to navigate through such extreme conditions, the sea trials are a proof of capability and robust construction. While the Indian Navy does not necessarily have compelling requirements that mandate its warships to navigate through such extreme conditions, the sea trials are a proof of capability and robust construction.
No doubt, these trials are also a test of the crew's resilience and perseverance. No doubt, these trials are also a test of the crew's resilience and perseverance.
Ice forms quickly on surfaces, but the reliable systems thaw out the frost, once operational. Ice forms quickly on surfaces, but the reliable systems thaw out the frost, once operational.
The iced deck can be dicey, too, and takes some getting used to. The iced deck can be dicey, too, and takes some getting used to.
The Talwar-class (Krivak III) frigate, INS Teg, is set to join the Indian Navy next Friday. Here are images of the grueling sea trials the ship and its crew underwent some months back

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