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Saryu-class patrol vessel
INS Saryu.jpg
INS Saryu
Class overview
Builders: Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators:  Indian Navy
Building: 2
Planned: 9
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel
Displacement: 2300[1] ton
Length: 105 metres (344 ft)
Beam: 12.9 metres (42 ft)
Draught: 3.6 metres (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x 7790 kW engines
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 8 Officers and 102 Sailors
Armament: 1 x 76 mm Oto melara gun with FCS
2 x 30 mm CIWS
Aircraft carried: 1x HAL Dhruv or 1x HAL Chetak[2]

The Saryu class of naval offshore patrol vessels (OPV) are advanced patrol ships under construction for the Indian Navy at the Goa Shipyard Limited. These vessels are capable of ocean surveillance and monitoring and can maintain control of shipping lanes. They can also be deployed to provide security to offshore oil installations, and other naval assets.[3]

Design and development

In 2009, it was reported that the Indian government had placed a tender for five additional Saryu class OPVs and that the Pipavav shipyard was interested in bidding for the contract.[4] In 2010, it was announced that the Pipavav shipyard had won a INR26 billion (US$420 million) deal to build 5 OPVs for the Indian Navy.[5]

According to GSL's chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi, with the design and construction of the first Saryu class patrol vessel, GSL has become India's first shipyard with the capability to design and build naval warships indigenously. INS Saryu is the most advanced vessel constructed by GSL in terms of design, performance and quality. The ships have been designed by GSL's in-house design team. Construction of the first Saryu-class vessel took 3 and a half years and three more NOPVs are being constructed for the navy.[6]

Ships of the class

The first ship INS Saryu was launched on 30 March 2009 in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta.[7] INS Saryu was handed over to the Navy on 21 December 2012[8][9] and was commissioned on 21 January 2013 at Vasco, by the Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, Air Marshal P K Roy.[6][10]

The second ship, INS Sunayna, was handed over to the Indian Navy on 2 September 2013; her first CO will be Cdr. Aftab Ahmed Khan.[11] The two remaining ships will be delivered subsequently with an interval of six months each.[10]

Name Pennant Laid down Launched Sea trials Commissioning Home port
INS Saryu P54 30 March 2009 21 January 2013[6] Port Blair
INS Sunayna P58[12] 25 September 2007 14 November 2009[13] 3 September 2013[11][14] 15 October 2013 Kochi[11][14]
INS Sumedha 21 May 2011[15]
INS Sumitra 6 December 2010

References

  1. "Indian Navy to commission indigenously built NOPV INS Saryu". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Indian-Navy-to-commission-indigenously-built-NOPV-INS-Saryu/articleshow/18082884.cms. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. "INS Saryu to be commissioned on Monday". 19 January 2013. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/306489/ins-saryu-commissioned-monday.html. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. PTI (30 March 2009). "Indian navy launches patrol vessel". Livemint.com. http://www.livemint.com/2009/03/30155650/Indian-navy-launches-patrol-ve.html. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. "Pipavav plans to move into warship production". The Hindu. Chennai, India. http://www.hindu.com/businessline/blnus/09131820.htm. 
  5. "Pipavav bags Rs 2,600-cr Navy deal". The Economic Times. 7 June 2010. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/shipping-/-transport/Pipavav-bags-Rs-2600-cr-Navy-deal/articleshow/6018029.cms. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Indian Navy to commission indigenously built NOPV INS Saryu". 19 January 2013. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-19/goa/36431853_1_naval-offshore-patrol-vessel-ins-saryu-indian-navy. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. PTI url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Indian-Navy-launches-patrol-vessel/articleshow/4335098.cms+(30 March 2009). "Indian Navy launches patrol vessel". The Times of India. 
  8. "GSL delivers Indian Navy's largest patrol vessel Y-1194 (INS Saryu)". Goa Shipyard Limited. 21 December 2012. http://www.goashipyard.co.in/NewsEventsDetails.aspx?id={0050-0108-0148-0128-0161-0192-0225-0256}. 
  9. "Navy receives warship INS Saryu from GSL". Zeenews.india.com. 21 December 2012. http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/navy-receives-warship-ins-saryu-from-gsl_818134.html. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "INS Saryu commissioned near Andaman and Nicobar islands". The Economic Times. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/ins-saryu-commissioned-near-andaman-and-nicobar-islands/articleshow/18113478.cms. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Goa shipyard limited hands over new patrol vessel to Indian navy," Times of India 2 September 2013
  12. "INS Saryu Class Stealth OPVs". Naval Projects. http://idp.justthe80.com/naval-projects/offshore-patrol-vessels/ins-saryu-class-stealth-opvs. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  13. Navy launches patrol vessel
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Goa Shipyard hands over patrol vessel to Navy". 3 September 2013. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/goa-shipyard-hands-over-patrol-vessel-to-navy/article5087994.ece. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  15. "Hon’ble Raksha Mantri to Commission GSL Modernisation Project". Goashipyard.co.in. http://www.goashipyard.co.in/NewsEventsDetails.aspx?id={0054-0100-0148-0128-0161-0192-0225-0256}. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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