Indian Coast Guard commissions final 97 m Vikram-class OPV

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned its final 97 m Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV).

The vessel, ICGS Vigraha (39), was inducted into service at a commissioning ceremony in Chennai on 28 August. It was launched by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at the company's shipyard in Kattupalli, Tamil Nadu, in October 2020.

Vigraha is part of a contract for seven OPVs signed between the Indian government and L&T in March 2015. The programme's First of Class, ICGS Vikram (33), was commissioned in April 2018.

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