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2 high-speed interceptor boats inducted into navy

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: The Friday inducted two Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) into its fleet at in an effort to beef up coastal security.

The high-speed vessels, capable of operating in shallow waters, were acquired for Prahari Bal, a unit of the created post-26/11 terror attacks as part of the coastal security construct, said a defence press release here.

Over the years, the boats, which have established their efficacy in coastal security and force protection measures, the release said.

Also, the boats can carry a variety of armament from heavy machine guns to grenade launchers with the upper deck canopies bullet-proof, it said.

The vessels were inducted in the presence of naval detachment officer-in-charge and naval officer-in-charge to commanding (and Puducherry) Vidyanshu Srivastava, it added.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:45 IST