Indian Naval Ship Sumitra, the fourth of the indigenously designed and built Saryu class new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 4 September 2014. The ship has an overall length of 105 metres, beam of 13 metres and displacement of 2,250 tonnes and is capable of speed in excess of 25 knots. She is manned by a crew of 10 officers and 135 sailors. The ship is fitted with medium range and anti-aircraft guns, chaff launchers and electronic warfare suite. The ship is also capable of operating ALH and Chetak helicopters, which enables the ship to perform a wide variety of roles including coastal and offshore patrolling, monitoring of Sea Lines of Communication, maritime diplomacy, anti-piracy and EEZ surveillance. The ship has been named after a common Indian name found in the Indian mythology, which starts with the alphabet ‘S’. The crest design of the ship depicts the constellation of Ursa Major, with Polaris prominent in Golden colour and a Red and White light-house on the coast against the Blue sky with Blue and White Sea waves in the lower half. The ship proudly lives upto her war cry ‘Dushmano ko khatra, Sumitra Sumitra’.
Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch
The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism