INS Sandhyak inducted into Indian Navy

INS Sandhyak inducted into Indian Navy

The Indian Navy on Saturday commissioned survey ship INS Sandhyak at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who said the new ship will help further strengthen India's role as a superpower in the Indo-Pacific region. Will help and shed light on this.

The role of the Navy in strengthening maritime security in the high seas, which faces challenges. The ship is the first of four ships being built in the country under the SVL project. It has a displacement of 3,400 tonnes, length of 110 meters and width of 16 metres.

Many choke points, such as the Gulf of Aden, are in the Indian Ocean, through which a large amount of international trade takes place. “Multiple threats remain at these interception points, with the biggest threat being from pirates,” he said, noting the recent surge in hijacking attempts in the region and the role played by the Navy in rescuing several ships and their crews from Somali pirates. Referring said.

The Navy has foiled five piracy attempts in and around the Arabian Sea in the past few days and responded to distress calls from merchant ships hit by missiles and drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. It foiled a piracy attempt off the Somali coast on Friday and rescued the Iranian-flagged fishing vessel Omari and its crew of 11 Iranians and eight Pakistanis.

“The Indian Navy is facilitating secure trade in the Indian Ocean region while ensuring peace and prosperity. Many defense experts are calling this the rise of a superpower. This is our culture, to protect everyone, he said.

INS Sandhyak, the Navy's first SVL (Survey Vessel Large) class ship, will carry out hydrographic survey of ports, harbours, navigation channels, coastal areas and deep seas to enable safe navigation, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The ship is also capable of a variety of naval operations.


Pavita Jones