GSL delivers NOPV INS SUNAYNA to Indian Navy

 

Goa shipyard limited on Monday delivered the second of the new 105-metre class of naval offshore patrol vessel (INS Sunayna) to the Indian Navy.Chairman and managing director, Goa shipyard limited, RAdm (retd) Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, handed the vessel to Cdr Aftab Ahmed Khan, commanding officer designate, "INS SUNAYNA" at Goa.The vessel will help 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, defence 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. The first of the series of new 105-metre class of NOPV "INS SARYU" was earlier handed over to the Indian Navy by Goa shipyard on December 21, 2012 and a 90-metre OPV "CGS VAIBHAV" was handed to the Indian coast guard on March 31, 2013.

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