Indian Navy Commissions New Ship for Maritime Surveillance

By MarEx 2013-01-21 14:02:00

The Indian Navy’s largest offshore patrol vessel, INS “Saryu”, has been formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by Air Marshal P K Roy, AVSM VM VSM Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command today.

This is the first of the new 105-meter class of naval offshore patrol vessels indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy. The commissioning ceremony was held today at Goa Shipyard Ltd.

This state-of-the-art vessel will help meet the increasing requirement of the Indian Navy for undertaking ocean surveillance and surface warfare operations in order to prevent infiltration and transgression of maritime sovereignty.  This vessel is suitable for monitoring sea lines of communication, defense of offshore oil installations and other critical offshore national assets. Besides, the vessel can be deployed for escorting high value ships and fleet support operations.

Designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, the warship is the culmination of many years of in-house design development and ship build techniques.   Well armed, the warship has been built to the specifications and standards required by the Indian Navy.