L&T-built OPV com­mis­sioned by In­dian Coast Guard

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence Inindia -

Larsen & Toubro-built Off­shore Pa­trol Ves­sel ICGS Vikram has been com­mis­sioned into the In­dian Coast Guard in pres­ence of Rak­sha Ra­jya Mantri Dr. Sub­hash Bhamre, at L&T’s De­fence ship­yard at Kat­tupalli, near Chen­nai. The ves­sel is the ‘First of Class’ of seven new gen­er­a­tion Off­shore Pa­trol Ves­sels (OPVs) con­tracted by the Min­istry of De­fence to L&T in March 2015. The ship was com­pleted in just 25 months and is tasked to con­duct coastal and off­shore pa­trolling, polic­ing mar­itime zones of In­dia, con­trol & sur­veil­lance, anti-smug­gling & anti-piracy op­er­a­tions with lim­ited wartime roles.

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