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India’s Goa Shipyard is expected to transfer an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to Sri Lanka next month.

India has delivered the second fast patrol vessel (FPV), christened MCGS Valiant, to the Mauritius Police Force’s National Coast Guard couple of days ago and has plans to deliver an offshore to Sri Lanka, Sputnik news reported today.

Mauritius was given the second Fast Patrol Vessel and Sri Lanka is to get an advanced offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The ships to both the countries have been delivered months before schedule.

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has also begun work on the second OPV destined for the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday which is scheduled to deliver next year.

"India has the capability to build such vessels and give them to friendly countries. We are cooperating with all our neighboring countries, and wherever we have weapons, we can cooperate and be a partner in their security setup." A K Gupta, Secretary, Defense Production said after the launch of the advanced OPV for Sri Lanka.

"From that perspective, Sri Lanka is a major partner in our bilateral relationship and this OPV is a major milestone in our bilateral relationship," Gupta added.

The Indian government had sanctioned two OPVs for Sri Lanka in 2010 and the contract for the same was signed in April 2013.

The 105.7-meter-long and 13.6-meter-wide vessels have a full-load displacement capacity of 2350 ton, with an overall beam of 13.6 meters, and a hull draught of 3.6 meters.

The OPV can reach a top speed of 24 knots and accommodate a crew of 118, including 18 officers, and a helicopter on its flight deck. (defenseworld.net)

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  • Ravan Friday, 05 May 2017 06:41 PM

    No wonder sales agreement was signed in 2013 i don't believe this current government would want to buy sub standard indian junk when they could get better products from Israel,Japan,France and Russia (even US) at competitive rates.Look at those pics .they look like floating Boiler rooms.

    Kumar Friday, 05 May 2017 08:48 PM

    above comments are not from sri lankans ...these are pakis which come here and use fake names to comments like this ...

    PAS Friday, 05 May 2017 09:06 PM

    For instance we are grateful to China

    GOVIraala Friday, 05 May 2017 11:32 PM

    do we have have money and technology to buy from japan are poor can use luxurious buses and transport

    Nonis Friday, 05 May 2017 11:21 AM

    What for? They didn't do this at our critical hour

    Claude Peries Friday, 05 May 2017 11:29 AM

    The Navy must get this certified for combat readiness and capability before we use. Crap Products from india like the Three Wheelers, Lorry like Buses plying on our roads , failed corroding Railway engines , The failed jet "Tejas' Which their own Indian navy has rejected are examples .

    daksh85 Friday, 05 May 2017 02:49 PM

    why are you sri lankans so toxic?? on one hand you don't want any country to meddle in your affairs and on the other hand no amount of help is enough for you to be grateful even once.

    Selvyn Friday, 05 May 2017 05:52 PM

    Some fools dont understand the contribution of India given to SL to strengthen our forces to win the war via DM Android App


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