INS Sumedha

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  • G.S. Paper 2,3

Why in news?

  • Indian Navy Ship Sumedha has been deployed in Maldives to carry out surveillance of the exclusive economic zone as a joint mission.

INS Sumedha:

  • INS Sumedha(P58) is the third Saryu class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy.
  • It is designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • It is designed to undertake:
    • Fleet support operations
    • Coastal and offshore patrolling
    • Ocean surveillance
    • Monitoring of sea lines of communications
    • Offshore assets and escort duties
  • The vessel will undertake joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives as part of Indian navy’s ‘Mission based deployments’.
  • The ship would undertake an operational turnaround (OTR) and Male where ship would interact and impart training to Maldives’ National Defence Forces (MNDF) personnel.
  • INS Sumedha would also embark MNDF personnel onboard and undertake joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives.

The MNDF personnel would disembark at Male, on completion of the EEZ surveillance.

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