Offshore patrol vessel handed over to ICG

Indian Coast Guard have received an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) named "Vikram", developed in-house by Larsen and Toubro.  This is the first of the seven vessels for which the Rs 1,432-crore contract signed in March 2015. The ship is fitted with one 30 mm automatic gun and two 12.7 mm gun with fire control systems. It would have integral twin-engine helicopter, which would enhance its operational, surveillance, search and rescue capabilities.


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