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    http://sg.news.**********/indian-navy-gets-biggest-offshore-patrol-vessel-134403530.html


    Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) The Indian Navy's largest offshore patrol vessel, the INS Sunayna, was Monday handed over to it by the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).
    The 105-metre vessel will be used by the navy for undertaking ocean surveillance and surface warfare operations for preventing infiltration and transgression of maritime sovereignty, said an official statement issued by the defence ministry-run shipyard.
    "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," the statement said.
    The INS Sunayna is a Sarju class patrol vessel, one of the batch of four which the GSL has been commissioned to build. Two other offshore patrol vessels - INS Sumitra and INS Sumedha - are likely to be handed over to the navy over the next two years.
     
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    pictures....
     
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    Thats a pretty stealthy design. Any info on offensive weaponary on the boat?
     
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    1 x 76 mm Oto melara gun with FCS.
    2 x 30 mm CIWS.
    1 Heli (Dhruv or Chetak).
     
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    It should look exactly same as INS Saryu, its sister ship.

    INS Saryu, lead ship of the Saryu Class OPVs

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    I am wondering why a simple OPV needs to have such a stealthy design...?

    Either our engineers are trying to brush up on their skills by giving everything a stealthy design, or
    perhaps Saryu-class design is going to form the basis for a future line of guided missile corvettes
    for IN as well as export.
     
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    Multi Role ...perhaps ?
     
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    In future they might get armed with Brahmos?
     
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    2,300 tons seems overkill for an offshore patrol vessel...surely, it's going to do a lot more than
    just marine policing.
     
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    Well in a war situation all bets are off and you use what you have. However these boats are relatively lightly armed so it would take some work to turn them into offensive assets. Yes they are sizable for offshore patrol duties but that makes them more capable in their intended role as well as being a self contained unit. And they'll be able to stay out for long durations of time as well as having the capabilty to sail in the open ocean meaning they can be deployed wherever the IN may desire. If the IN wants one of these to go down to Seychelles and patrol their coast for awhile the ship can not only get their but once it is on station it can act independent of any other assets as it is a self-contained unit.


    I think this says a lot about the IN's ambitions.


    Also haven't the IN always under played their assets? Calling 6-7,000 ton warships Frigates and 3-4,000 ton warships Corvettes.
     
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    If need arise then we can further modify these ships with Brahmos cruise missiles or Dhanush Ballastic missiles but I don't think that we ever need to do that.
     
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    INS Sunayna, largest naval offshore patrol vessel, commissioned - The Hindu


    To be soon deployed on anti-piracy operations in Gulf of Aden

    The Indian Navy inducted into service its largest offshore patrol vessel (OPV), INS Sunayna, at the Southern Naval Command here on Tuesday.

    Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the command who commissioned the 105-metre long ship, designed and built by the public sector Goa Shipyard, told the media that the OPV added to the command’s teeth and that it would soon be deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

    Commending Goa Shipyard for delivering a state-of-the-art vessel — which displaces 2,200 tonnes and is fitted with the most advanced communication, navigation and electronic warfare equipment besides a 76-mm SRGM (Super Rapid Gun Mount), and close-in weapon system (CIWS) — the Vice-Admiral said with an endurance of 6,000 nautical miles, the vessel was ideal to carry out a range of maritime security operations including anti-piracy patrol, anti-poaching campaigns and monitoring of the vital sea lines of communication along the Indian Ocean. It was to the yard’s credit that the vessel was delivered with zero work pending, he said.

    The mandate of the Navy was to secure national interest in the Indian Ocean Region, a vital theatre of strategic importance, and INS Sunayna would strengthen the force’s capability to attain this, he said, adding the vessel would see extensive deployment around the Lakshadweep archipelago as well.

    Commander Aftab Ahmed Khan will be the commissioning commanding officer of INS Sunayna, which will have a complement of eight officers and 105 sailors.

    The NOPV — the second in the class after INS Saryu was added to the naval inventory in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands earlier this year — is expected to bridge the crucial gap in the Southern Naval Command’s long-endurance patrol capability in the wake of the conversion of OPV INS Sujata into a cadet training vessel over a year ago. The vessel can embark an advanced light helicopter (ALH) or a Chetak search and rescue helicopter.

    Two more vessels of the class, under construction at Goa Shipyard, would be delivered to the Navy between this year-end and mid-2014, said Commodore (Retd) Prabhat Shrivastava, Director (Corporate Planning, Projects and Business Development) of Goa Shipyard.