Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar visits Indian Navy ship INS Tarkash in London
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Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar visits Indian Navy ship INS Tarkash in London

On Sunday 7th May, the INS Tarkash, an Indian Navy ship, was docked in Canary Wharf. Travelling from India, the ship stayed until the 10th and was visited by thousands of members of the general public and Indian community, and a certain world-renowned cricketer by the name of Sachin Tendulkar.

The INS Tarkash is a state-of-the-art frigate built in India using Sri Lankan wood, and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Kaliningrad, Russia, on 9th November 2012. Packed with a high density of weapons and sensors, and manned by a crew of 320, the ship carries cutting-edge weaponry including supersonic anti-ship missiles, advanced surface to air missiles, anti-submarine and anti-ship torpedoes, rocket launchers and more.

The INS Tarkash is a state-of-the-art frigate built in India using Sri Lankan wood, and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Kaliningrad, Russia, on 9th November 2012. Packed with a high density of weapons and sensors, and manned by a crew of 320, the ship carries cutting-edge weaponry including supersonic anti-ship missiles, advanced surface to air missiles, anti-submarine and anti-ship torpedoes, rocket launchers and more.

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After being given a guided tour by the ship’s captain, Captain Rituraj Sahoo and the Acting High Commissioner of India, Mr Dinesh Patnaik, Sachin Tendulkar signed his name in the visitor’s book before waving to the crowds gathered on the dock.

A unique video documenting this visit has been produced to showcase the ship and God of Cricket in all their glory.

 
 
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