Indian Navy inducts Fast Attack Craft, INS Tarmugli

The Indian Navy recently inducted a Fast Attack Craft, INS Tarmugli on 14 Dec 23 in a ceremonial commissioning ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam .

The ship has a unique distinction of having served under the flag of two nations with three names during her distinguished service till date.

Commissioned in the Indian Navy as INS Tillanchang, a Trinkat Class ship, she was in active service till 2006, and thereafter gifted to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) by the Government of India, as part of diplomatic outreach in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). 

Noteworthy, the Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into MNDF as MCGS Huravee on 16 April 2006, and served there till its decommissioning in May 2023.

The ship was returned to the Indian Navy, which also provided an in-service Waterjet Fast Attack Craft, INS Tarmugli, to MNDF as the new MCGS Huravee.

Further, after detailed examination of the returned ship, a decision was taken to refurbish, repair and re-induct her into the force levels of the Indian Navy.

Over the last six months, the Fast Attack Craft has undergone extensive repair and upgradation by the Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.

And, subsequently now has been commissioned as ‘INS Tarmugli’ on 14 Dec 2023 at Visakhapatnam.