The Indian Coast Guard commissioned the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ICGS Varad into service on Friday, February 28.
The vessel is the fifth of a planned seven Vikram-class OPVs being built for the coast guard by local company Larsen and Toubro.
Varad has a length of 97 metres, a beam of 15 metres, a displacement of 2,140 tonnes, and a speed of 26 knots. Missions will include maritime security patrols, search and rescue (SAR), surveillance, and pollution response.
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