INS Trishul (F43)

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Ordered: 17 November 1997
Builder: Baltiysky Zavod
Laid down: 24 September 1999
Launched: 24 November 2000
Commissioned: 25 June 2003
Status: in active service, as of 2024
General characteristics
Displacement: 3620 tons (standard)
4035 tons (full)
Length: 124.8 metres
Beam: 15.2 metres
Draught: 4.5 meters
Propulsion: 2 x DS-71 cruise turbines
2 x DT-59 boost turbines
Speed: 30 knots
Range: 4850 miles @ 14 knots
1600 miles @ 30 knots
Complement: 180 (18 Officers)
Armament: Guns and missiles: 1 × 100mm (3.9 in) gun, two Kashtan CIWS systems, eight-cell VLS for 3M-54E Klub and BrahMos missiles, one 3S-90 launcher for 9M317 (SA-N-12) SAMs, eight Igla-1E (SA-16) SAMs
Anti-submarine: 1 x RBU-6000 rocket launcher, two twin 533mm torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 1 Ka-28 Helix-A, Ka-31 Helix B or HAL Dhruv

INS Trishul (F43) (Trident) is the second ship of the Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy.


Trishul belongs to the Talwar class of frigates. The Talwar class guided missile frigates are modified Krivak III class frigates built by Russia. These ships use stealth technologies and a special hull design to ensure a reduced radar cross section. Much of the equipment on the ship is Russian-made, but a significant number of systems of Indian origin have also been incorporated.

Service history

In December 2005, INS Trishul collided with a commercial ship, Ambuja Laxmi, outside the Mumbai harbour, while returning from a training mission. Radar systems installed by the port authorities and those on board the Ambuja Laxmi were unable to detect the INS Trishul, and were unable to prevent the side-on collision.[1]


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