Saturday, April 3, 2010

Coast Guard to procure 40 ships for Indian maritime zone

New Delhi: Strengthening its presence and fleet in the Indian maritime zone to tackle terrorist activities in the post 26/11 scenario, the Indian Coast Guard is planning to procure 40 ships of different types for its fleet. "We will soon issue global tenders for procuring six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), 14 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) and 20 interceptor boats for increasing our strength in the maritime boundary along both the eastern and western sea-board," Coast Guard officials told agency here.The sea-guarding agency has already initiated the procurement process by issuing a global Request for Information to both Indian and global ship manufacturers..................... Zeenews

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