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Offshore Patrol Vessel-6 “VAJRA”

Published on February 29, 2020
Current context: The 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ’VAJRA’ is launched at Chennai on 27th February 2020.
Offshore Patrol Vessel-6 “VAJRA” 
  • The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) is built by M/s Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding and is the sixth in the series of seven OPV projects being built by L&T.
  • OPV-6 is the state of the art platform to enhance the capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard in terms of Operation, Surveillance, Search & Rescue.
  • The ship would be utilized for:
    1. Day and night patrol/surveillance
    2. Anti-terrorist/ anti-smuggling operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
    3. Coastal Security (over 7500 km vast coastline)
  • The OPV will have two Navigation Radars with ultra-modern technology, sophisticated navigational and latest communication systems.
  • The vessel is expected to be inducted into the Coast Guard after completion of extensive trials and testing for the equipment and machinery.

Question: 

Q.1 The 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ’VAJRA’, that is recently launched is built by __________________?
a. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
b. Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding
c. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
d. Cochin Shipyard Limited
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