New Delhi: INS Tarkash, one of the most potent frontline frigates of the Indian Navy on Wednesday arrived at Helsinki, Finland for a three day visit. This is in continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Europe and Africa.
INS Tarkash is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command also arrived in Helsinki on 30 Jul 19 and will lead the Indian delegation during the visit. INS Tarkash, one of the most potent frontline frigates of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors, is commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev, who leads a crew of over 250 personnel including 30 Officers.
During the port call Professional interactions are planned with the Finland Navy and Coast Guard towards further enhancing co-operation between the two countries.
Indian Navy ships are regularly deployed as part of Indian Navy’s mission of building ‘bridges of friendship’ and strengthening international cooperation with friendly countries. The ship visit to Finland comes amidst growing importance and convergence of national goals towards shared maritime interest and deepening of ties between both the countries.