The Indian Navy Russian-built missile frigate, Tag (Saber), is preparing for mooring trials at the Baltic Shipyard (CCL) Yantar in Kaliningrad, Russia.

The mooring trials on the first of three warships will begin by the end of May or early June after the launch of the main engine of the ship in April 2011.

Russia and India signed a $1.6bn contract for the construction of a series of Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy in July 2007.

The delivery of the frigates will take place between 2011 and 2012, according to Brahmand.