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L&T builds coast guard ship 'Varaha', its 51st offshore patrol vessel

During the coming weeks, Larsen and Toubro said the fifth OPV Varad which was launched was getting ready for taking up sea trials

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Press Trust of India Chennai
The Coast Guard ship 'Varaha' launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Chennai recently was the 51st such vessel built by Larsen and Toubro.

Larsen and Toubro Shipyard Ltd had been mandated by the Ministry of Defence for design and construction of seven offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) in 2014.

Similar to the previous OPVs built by city-based L&T Shipyard Ltd at Kattuppalli port, ICGS Vikram, ICGS Vijaya and ICGS Veera and ICGS Varaha were delivered ahead of the schedule, a press release said.

During the coming weeks, Larsen and Toubro said the fifth OPV Varad which was launched was getting ready for taking

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 4:50 PM IST

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