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Indian Coast Guard gets two new interceptor boats, to be formally inducted in May

The boats were part of the 36 Interceptor Boats project contract signed defence ministry and Larsen and Toubro Shipyard.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2017 21:21 IST

PTI, Chennai
An interceptor boar of the Indian Coast Guard
An interceptor boar of the Indian Coast Guard(Wikimedia commons/ A.Savin)
         

The Indian Coast Guard Eastern Region has received two new interceptor boats, that would be utilised for patrolling and surveillance of coastal security.

The boats, C-431 and C-432, costing Rs 23 crore each, would be manned by 12-member crew, a Coast Guard press release said here on Thursday.

On completion of extensive trials, the boats would be formally inducted into service in May and based in Chennai and Karaikal.

The boats were part of the 36 Interceptor Boats project contract signed defence ministry and Larsen and Toubro Shipyard.

To be utilised for day and night coastal patrol and surveillance, anti-terrorist and anti-smuggling operations, the boats were fitted with ultra-modern technology including sophisticated navigational and latest communication system.

The boats have a life span of more than 15 years, the release said.

First Published: Mar 30, 2017 21:21 IST

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