INS Sumedha


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    • Recently, INS Sumedha visited Port Klang, Malaysia during her return passage from Australia where she participated in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
    • It is a  part of the Indian Navy’s long-range operational deployment in the South East Asia region.

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    INS Sumedha 

    • INS Sumedha is  an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel deployed for multiple roles independently and in support of Fleet Operations. 
    • She is part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and functions under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
    • She is the third ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project to be inducted into the Indian Navy. 
    • The ship has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.  
    • The primary role : to undertake EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, providing maritime security to offshore assets and carry out escort operations for high value assets. 

    Source: PIB