INS Beas gets affiliated to Grenadiers Rgt

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Mumbai, May 30 (UNI) INS Beas, the third ship of the indigenously designed and built Brahmaputra Class Guided Missile Frigates, has been affiliated to the Grenadiers Regiment of Indian Army.

The charter of affiliation was signed by Colonel of Grenadiers Regiment Lt Gen S S Dhillon and the Flag Officer Commanding of the Western Fleet Admiral Anil K Chopra along with other officers at a function held on board INS Beas at the Naval dockyard here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen Chopra said the affiliation of INS Beas with Grenadiers was a historic event and this relation is not only mutually beneficiary but also sets an example to others to emulate and foster greater understanding of combat potential.

He said INS Beas has the capabilities of sensing the long-range with radars, sonars and electronic warfare equipment, which enables it to simultaneously address targets operating in all the three media -- surface, underwater and air.

The ship is built for extended ''blue water'' naval operations and is capable of covering over 4,500 nautical miles without any replenishment, he added.


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