Indian Naval Ship “Tarkash” docked at Helsinki, Finland on 31 July 2019 for a three-day visit. The ship 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 July 2019 and will lead the Indian delegation during the visit.
INS Tarkash is a ‘stealth’ frigate and one of the most potent frontline frigates of the Indian Navy. It was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 9 November 2012 and carries weapons and sensors and incorporates latest stealth features.
INS Tarkash is commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev and is manned by a crew of over 250, including 30 Officers, making it one of the most important platforms of the Indian Navy.
During the visit, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar met Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Mr. Tomi Sevander as the head of the Indian Navy delegation.
The visit of INS Tarkash is one of the highlights of events to celebrate 70 years of India-Finland diplomatic relations this year.