Press Esc to close
Thursday 27 November 2014
News updated at 10:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

INS Saryu to be commissioned on Monday

New Delhi, Jan 19, 2013, DHNS :

Three years after being entrusted with the responsibility of securing the coast, the Navy is all set to get its first offshore patrol vessel (OPV), dedicated to coastal surveillance and protecting high value assets in the sea.

The INS Saryu, the Rs 620-crore indigenous naval OPV, will be commissioned on Monday in Goa. After commissioning, it will be handed over to the Andaman and Nicobar command, where smaller sized OPVs are preferred rather than big destroyers and frigates for want of berthing space.

Made by Goa Shipyard, the first naval OPV will be followed by three similar ships within the next one and a half years, completing the Navy’s first set of coastal surveillance ships, an official said.


The ship has the capability of anti-submarine warfare and can switch from benign to offensive role as and when the situation demands. Following the 26/11 terror attacks, the Navy was given additional responsibility of coastal security apart from its blue water engagements.

While the Coast Guard traditionally does the surveillance and patrolling job closer to the shore, the Navy, too, is getting its share of brown water tasks.

The induction of the INS Saryu is aimed at meeting the increasing need for ocean surveillance and patrolling.  The primary role of the ship is to undertake surveillance of the exclusive economic zones, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, providing security to offshore assets and carry out escort duties for high value assets.

Weighing around 2,200 tonnes, the OPV has a complement of eight officers and 105 sailors and can carry a helicopter, which could either be a “Chetak” or an advanced light weight helicopter.

The 195-metre long ship will also be having heavy duty guns, electronic warfare system and early warning radars.







Go to Top

Photo Gallery
It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523