September 25, 2021
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Role of Offshore Patrol Vessels

Indian Navy has been bestowed with the huge responsibility of keeping a round the clock watch on the Indian Ocean spanning from the African Coast to Australia and up to the Malacca Strait with limited resources. Though the Indian Navy started inducting the Offshore Patrol Vessels from the late eighties, the Navy has not been able to acquire a sufficient force of Offshore Patrol Vessels considering the vastly increased requirement of safeguarding the maritime assets, sea lines of communications and need to take time
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