Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping(I/C) and Chemicals and Fertilizers was the Chief Guest for the starting function of sixth Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ‘VAJRA’ today at Chennai . The great service was seen by Director General K Natarajan, PTM, TM, Director General Indian coast Guard, Inspector General S Paramesh, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other senior authorities.
Talking at the event, Mandaviya said that is its groundbreaking event for the Indian Coast Guard as sixth OPV is getting propelled in the ocean just because and furthermore it will fortify the endeavors Indian Coast Guard for making sure about more than 7500 km tremendous coastline, a select monetary zone (EEZ) of more than 20 lakh sq kms and more than one lakh trader ships traveling every year through Indian waters for worldwide exchange.
Shri Mandaviya reviewed sea history of India and expressed that National Maritime Heritage Complex will be created at Lothal,Gujarat for making sure about and displaying rich sea legacy of India and included that India has consistently been solid player in Maritime Technology since Indus Valley Civilisation aside from hardly any hundreds of years and indicated the certainty that India is recapturing its oceanic capacities with devoted methodology regarding shipbuildings and ensuring waters of India.
Shri Mandaviya likewise praised M/s L&T Shipbuilding for the conveyance of the vessel according to booked timetable. The OPV propelled is the 6th in the arrangement of seven OPV ventures being worked by M/s L&T Shipbuilding under the ‘Make in India’ approach.
Further Shri Mandaviya included that OPV-6 is genuinely cutting edge stage which will upgrade the abilities of Indian Coast Guard as far as Operation, Surveillance, Search and Rescue. Shri Mandaviya valued that inside the range of 43 years, Indian Coast Guard has expanded its armada quality and now it is one of the biggest coast protects on the planet.
The boat would be used for day and night watch/reconnaissance alongside against fear based oppressor/hostile to carrying tasks in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) just as Coastal Security. The OPV will have two Navigation Radars with ultra-present day innovation, Sophisticated navigational and most recent correspondence frameworks.