Modi Commissions Indian-Built Mauritian Naval Patrol Ship

New build for Mauritian Navy.

Modi Commissions Indian-Built Mauritian Naval Patrol Ship

PORT LOUIS: An India-built naval patrol vessel for Mauritius that will help in better policing its vast exclusive economic zone was commissioned today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said it will make the Indian Ocean “more safer and secure”.

The induction of the 1,300-tonne vessel ‘Barracuda’ for the Mauritian National Coast Guard amid attempts by China to establish its presence in the Indian Ocean Region marks the first of such sales to this strategic island nation which include fast attack craft under construction in Indian shipyards.

It is the first defence export order for a warship built in India. “Barracuda is a beautiful ship. She is also very capable and built to specifications of Mauritius…She will protect your islands and your waters,” Modi said after commissioning the ship at Quay ‘A’ of Port Louis harbour in the presence of his Mauritian counterpart Aneerod Jugnauth.

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