INS SUNAYNA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     21st June 2024        
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Context: Recently, INS Sunayna visited Mombasa, Kenya from 20-23 Jun 23 towards strengthening bilateral ties with maritime neighbours on the theme of the Ocean Ring of Yoga.

INS Sunayna

  • About: It is a Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel commissioned at Kochi.
  • Operational Command: It operates under the Southern Naval Command and was built at Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • Features:

oThe warship is designed for fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance, monitoring of Sea Lines of Communications, and escort duties.

oCapable of achieving speeds of 25 knots.

oEquipped with an automatic power management system.

oFitted with the latest Navigation, Communication, and Electronic Support Systems.

  • Other Ships: Other ships in the Saryu class include INS Sumitra and INS Sumedha.

Saryu Class

  • About: The Saryu class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) are sophisticated patrol ships constructed by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy.

oIt comprises advanced offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) commissioned by the Indian Navy and constructed at the Goa Shipyard Limited.

  • Capabilities: These OPVs are equipped for ocean surveillance and monitoring, enhancing maritime domain awareness.
  • Role in Maritime Security: They play a crucial role in maintaining control over shipping lanes and ensuring maritime security.

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