Sunday, November 15, 2009

Indian Navy launches patrol vessel

Indian Navy has launched an off-shore patrol vessel (OPV) that will be used for ocean surveillance and surface warfare operations to prevent infiltration and transgression of maritime sovereignty.The 105-metre-long vessel is built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a defence yard located in Goa."This Vessel will be deployed for monitoring sea lines of communication, protection of off-shore oil installations and other important national assets," a spokesman for the shipyard said.

Besides, the vessel can also be deployed for escorting high value ships and fleet support operations. Sporting a flight deck, the vessel supports embarkation and operation of an Advanced Light Helicopter."Launch of this vessel is a milestone in the quest of the Indian Navy to provide foolproof security to the nation and assumes significance in the aftermath of the terrorist strike in Mumbai," he added.


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