INS Sandhayak: India’s First Survey Ship Strengthens Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean.
India’s naval prowess grows as INS Sandhayak officially joins the Indian Navy, enhancing maritime navigation, security, and self-reliance.
Learn about its advanced hydrographic capabilities and role in safeguarding Indian Ocean trade routes.
Country’s first survey ship INS Sandhayak joins the Indian Navy, India becoming stronger in the Indian Ocean.
The country’s first and largest survey ship INS Sandhyak formally joined the Indian Navy on Saturday.
This will increase the strength of the Indian Navy along with self-reliance. The Navy will get assistance in analyzing marine data.
The function of this ship is to enable safe maritime navigation. For this, it will conduct large-scale hydrographic surveys of ports, navigation channels, routes, coastal areas, and deep seas.
Apart from this, the ship is capable of carrying out a variety of naval operations.
Indian Navy has become so strong.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present at the program organized at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, said that if I talk about our naval strength.
The Indian Navy has become so strong that we are the first responders in the matter of security in the Indian Ocean and Indian Pacific region. Have become.
When it comes to global trade, the Indian Ocean is anyway counted as a hotspot. There are many dangers at these choke points.
But the biggest threat is from pirates. Singh warned that those involved in piracy and smuggling would not be tolerated.
The Navy launches various ranges of state-of-the-art platforms.
Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Hari Kumar said that in the last decade, the Navy has launched a range of state-of-the-art platforms.
Be it the powerful aircraft carrier Vikrant, Visakhapatnam class destroyers, Versatile class frigates, Kalvari class submarines.
Be it specialized diving vessels, we are building a balanced and self-reliant force in the service of emerging India.
The last three warships and submarines have been inducted into the Navy in the last ten years. They are all built in India and Sandhayak is the 34th ship to be built in India.
According to the Navy, four large survey vessels are under construction at M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.
This is the first of them. INS Sandhyak was tested both in port and at sea. After this, it was handed over to the Navy on December 4.
INS Sandhyak is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
INS Sandhyak is equipped with state-of-the-art hydrographic equipment.
Which includes deep water multibeam echo-sounders, underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, and satellite-based positioning systems.
The foundation stone of the ship was laid on March 12, 2019, and the ship was launched on December 5, 2021.
It has undergone numerous trials in port and at sea. After this, it was started. The ship has a displacement of 3,400 tons a length overall of 110 meters and a beam of 16 meters.
The project is being carried out by the Warship Design Bureau of the Indian Navy.