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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.


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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