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About The INS Tarmugli

Context:

The Indian Navy recently commissioned INS Tarmugli, a fast attack craft (FAC), showcasing maritime diplomacy and strength.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

 INS Tarmugli

  • Commissioning and Service:
    • The ship, commissioned in the Indian Navy as INS Tillanchang, belonged to the Trinkat Class and served actively until 2006.
  • Diplomatic Gift to Maldives:
    • In 2006, as part of diplomatic outreach in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), INS Tillanchang was gifted to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) government of India.
  • Return to Indian Navy (May 2023):
    • In May 2023, the ship was returned to the Indian Navy, equipped with MTU engines, advanced communication tools, and a radar system.
  • Coastal Surveillance and Protection:
    • The warship is designated for extensive use in coastal surveillance and protection along the east coast of India.
  • Namesake:
    • Named after Tarmugli Island, a small island in the Andaman group.

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