October 17, 2021
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Offshore patrol vessel for modern navies

India is looking forward to position itself for a more ambitious role in the region as a maritime security provider. India is willing to safeguard its key strategic and economic interests in the region through international naval cooperation and power projection.

Further the growing threat of sea borne terror, piracy and Chinese naval expansion in the Indian Ocean region is also a serious concern which has forced India to develop a modern and mutli-dimensional navy.

For the purpose, Indian Navy is enhancing its capabilities by deploying various naval platforms which will be key players. While the Indian Navy has aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, submarines and missile boats for its offensive missions, it also has different class of ships for patrol, presence and support roles.

One of such important, but mostly underrated platform, is the offshore patrol vessel. The offshore patrol vessel can conduct a range of missions, including maritime patrol, ocean surveillance a
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