India gifts patrol boat

Ongoing cooperation means new patrol boat for Seychelles.

Maritime cooperation: India to gift interceptor boat to Seychelles

NEW DELHI: In a bid to enhance maritime cooperation with Indian Ocean island nations, India will gift an interceptor boat to Seychelles, as assured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the archipelago last year.

The interceptor boat, which will be used for patrolling, will be handed over to the Government of Seychelles on January 21. Manufactured by Larsen and Toubro, the fast interceptor boat, which will travel a distance of 1524 nautical miles to Seychelles, will be handed over either by the Director General of Coast Guard or the Indian High Commissioner.

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