6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel “VAJRA” launched

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News:Minister of State for Shipping(I/C) has launched the 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel(OPV-6) ’VAJRA’  at Chennai.

Facts:

About VAJRA:

  • VAJRA is the 6th vessel in the series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) projects. 
  • It has been built by L&T Shipbuilding under the ‘Make in India’ policy. 
  • The vessel would be utilised for day and night surveillance along with anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling operations in the exclusive economic zone.
  • It is empowered with two Navigation Radars along with ultra-modern technology, Sophisticated navigational and latest communication systems.

Additional information:

About OPV:

  • Offshore patrol vessels(OPVs) are patrolling vehicles which are deployed by Indian coast guards to patrol the maritime boundary of India.