India to commission INS Sumitra

OSV will be the largest in Indian fleet.

Navy to commission INS Sumitra on September 4

CHENNAI: Giving further teeth to its surveillance and maritime capability on country’s eastern seaboard, Indian Navy will commission its Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumitra on September 4.

The vessel will be commissioned by Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan on Thursday, a Defence release here said.

“The induction of INS Sumitra in the Eastern Naval Command and her basing at Chennai will enhance the offshore surveillance and maritime patrolling capability on India’s eastern seaboard in addition to giving a fillip to anti-piracy operations actively being undertaken by the Indian Navy,” it said.

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