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Indian Navy commissions 'water jet fast attack craft' INS Tillanchang at Karwar

Indian Navy On Thursday Commissioned INS Tillanchang, A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) At Karwar.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 10 Mar 2017, 11:51:36 AM
INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar - File Photo

New Delhi:

Indian Navy on Thursday commissioned INS Tillanchang, a water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC) at Karwar. The vessel was commissioned into the  by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command vice admiral Girish Luthra.

INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four follow-on WJFAC built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Kolkata. The first two ships of the class, IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Vishakapatnam.

The ship has been ingenuously designed and built and is an upgrade from the Chetlat class of Fast Attack Craft that the Indian Navy possesses.

Speaking on the occasion Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said that these ships play a vital role in light of security environment in the country and are designed to take on both conventional and asymetric threats.

He apprised the guests that Tillanchang was able to achieve the fastest speeds among all WJ FACs during the speed trials.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2017, 11:42:00 AM