DAC approves procurement of 6 NGOPVs for Navy

Team India Sentinels Monday 13th of August 2018 07:09 AM

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Monday accorded approval for the procurement of six indigenously designed and manufactured next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Indian Navy at an approximate cost of Rs 4,941 crore. The NGOPVs will be built in indigenous shipyards and will be fitted with state-of-the-art sensor suite with increased endurance, the defence ministry said. These platforms will strengthen maritime security by undertaking a multitude of operational roles both in blue water and littorals. It include seaward defence, protection of offshore assets, maritime interdiction operations and search & seizure operations, surveillance missions, mine warfare, anti-piracy missions, counter infiltration operations, anti-poaching/trafficking operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and search and rescue missions, it added.

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