Saryu-class patrol vessel

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INS Saryu
Class overview
Builders: Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Sukanya-class
Building: 0
Planned: 9
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel
Displacement: 2300[1] ton
Length: 105 metres (344 ft)
Beam: 12.9 metres (42 ft)
Draught: 3.6 metres (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x 7790 kW engines
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 8 Officers and 102 Sailors
Armament: 1 x 76 mm Oto melara gun with FCS
2 x AK-630 CIWS
Aircraft carried: 1x HAL Dhruv or 1x HAL Chetak[2]

The Saryu class of naval offshore patrol vessels (OPV) are advanced patrol ships under construction for the Indian Navy at the Goa Shipyard Limited. These vessels are capable of ocean surveillance and monitoring and can maintain control of shipping lanes. They can also be deployed to provide security to offshore oil installations, and other naval assets.[3]

Design and development[edit]

In 2009, it was reported that the Indian government had placed a tender for five additional Saryu class OPVs and that the Pipavav shipyard was interested in bidding for the contract.[4] In 2010, it was announced that the Pipavav shipyard had won a 26 billion (US$390 million) deal to build 5 OPVs for the Indian Navy.[5]

According to GSL's chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi, with the design and construction of the first Saryu class patrol vessel, GSL has become India's first private shipyard with the capability to both design and build naval warships in-house. INS Saryu is the most advanced vessel constructed by GSL in terms of design, performance and quality. The ships have been designed by GSL's in-house design team. Construction of the first Saryu-class vessel took 3 and a half years and three more NOPVs are being constructed for the navy.[6]

Ships of the class[edit]

The first ship INS Saryu was launched on 30 March 2009 in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta.[7] INS Saryu was handed over to the Navy on 21 December 2012[8][9] and was commissioned on 21 January 2013 at Vasco, by the Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, Air Marshal P K Roy.[6][10]

The second ship, INS Sunayna, was handed over to the Indian Navy on 2 September 2013; her first CO will be Cdr. Aftab Ahmed Khan.[11] The three remaining ships were delivered subsequently with an interval of six months each.[10] INS Sumitra the fourth and last OPV was delivered to the navy by GSL on 16 July 2014.[12]

Name Pennant Launched Sea trials Commissioning Home port Status
INS Saryu P54[13] 30 March 2009 21 December 2012[14] 21 January 2013[6] Port Blair Active
INS Sunayna P57[13] 14 November 2009[15] 3 September 2013[11][16] 15 October 2013 Kochi[11][16] Active
INS Sumedha P58 21 May 2011[17] 13 March 2012 7 March 2014[18][19] Port Blair Active
INS Sumitra P59 6 December 2010 16 July 2014[12] 4 September 2014 Chennai [20] Active[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indian Navy to commission indigenously built NOPV INS Saryu". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "INS Saryu to be commissioned on Monday". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ PTI (30 March 2009). "Indian navy launches patrol vessel". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pipavav plans to move into warship production". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  5. ^ "Pipavav bags Rs 2,600-cr Navy deal". The Economic Times. 7 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Indian Navy to commission indigenously built NOPV INS Saryu". The Times of India. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ PTI (30 March 2009). "Indian Navy launches patrol vessel". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "GSL delivers Indian Navy's largest patrol vessel Y-1194 (INS Saryu)". Goa Shipyard Limited. 21 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Navy receives warship INS Saryu from GSL". 21 December 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "INS Saryu commissioned near Andaman and Nicobar islands". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Goa shipyard limited hands over new patrol vessel to Indian navy," Times of India 2 September 2013
  12. ^ a b c "Goa Shipyard Limited delivers INS Sumitra to Indian Navy," Times of India Jul 18, 2014
  13. ^ a b "Offshore Patrol Vessel - Sukanya Class". Indian Navy. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Goa Shipyard Limited touches 200 mark, largest NOPV handed over to Navy". Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Navy launches patrol vessel
  16. ^ a b "Goa Shipyard hands over patrol vessel to Navy". The Hindu. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hon’ble Raksha Mantri to Commission GSL Modernisation Project". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Indian Navy Commissions third Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS "SUMEDHA"". 11 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "INS Sumedha Joins Indian Navy". Indian Navy. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Navy to commission INS Sumitra on September 4". The Economic Times. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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