The Largest Operating Patrol Vessel
Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has handed over to the Indian Navy the newly built INS Saryu, the largest offshore patrol vessel of the force.
The indigenously-designed 105-metre vessel was handed over by the Commanding Officer-designate of INS Saryu, in Goa.
The offshore patrol vessel will help meet the Indian Navy’s ever increasing requirement for undertaking ocean surveillance and surface warfare operations in order to prevent infiltration and transgression of maritime sovereignty.
The warship was one of the vessels ordered by the Defence Ministry for the navy against the backdrop of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 when it was given overall responsibility for maritime and coastal security.
This vessel is suitable for monitoring sea lanes of communication, defence of offshore oil installations and other critical offshore national assets.
It can also be deployed for escorting high-value ships and fleet-support operations.
Designed and built by GSL, the warship is the culmination of many years of in-house design development and ship building techniques