Recently, INS Sumedha visited Port Klang, Malaysia during her return passage from Australia where she participated in the AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations.
- It is a part of the Indian Navy's long-range operational deployment in the South East Asia region.
About INS Sumedha
- INS Sumedha is the third ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project to be inducted into the Indian Navy.
- It was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2014.
- The ship has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.
- It is aimed at meeting the increasing ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy.
- INS Sumedha is an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel deployed for multiple roles independently and in support of Fleet Operations.
- It 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.
- The primary role of INS Sumedha is 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.
- It aims to undertake anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, providing maritime security to offshore assets and carry out escort operations for high value assets.
- The ship includes a close-in weapon system, latest navigational and early warning radar, chaff launching for self-protection and an integrated ESM system to undertake all assigned missions.