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Larsen & Toubro Delivers the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya to the Indian Coast Guard

CHENNAI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: twitter.com/the launch of the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya

One of the largest and most respected companies in India’s private sector Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today that the company has delivered, ahead of schedule, the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-2) ICGS Vijaya to the Indian Coast Guard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

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The MD and CEO of Larsen & Toubro Mr. S. N. Subrahmanyan commented, “Delivery of ICGS Vijaya ahead of contractual schedule reinforces our impeccable record of accomplishments in Defence Shipbuilding. Going forward, with commitment, huge infrastructure and talent pool in place, L&T aims to contribute significantly towards making Indian Coast Guard and Naval Fleet self-reliant.”

The 2,160-ton vessel was delivered today and it is second of seven OPVs, which is being designed and constructed by L&T under a contract from March 2015 with the Ministry of Defence.

ICGS Vikram, which is the first vessel of the series, was handed over earlier this year on 11th April as a curtain raiser for DEFEXPO-2018, and the OPV-3 was launched on 28th August at the L&T Kattupalli shipyard.

The works on the OPVs 4, 5 and 6 are ongoing and they are at different completion stages.

“Delivery of ships continuously ahead of schedule has won the confidence of our esteemed customers. L&T has pioneered in developing indigenous defence technology for the Indian Armed Forces for the past three decades. With a wide range of defence solutions on offer, L&T is diligently working to realize ‘Make in India’ in defence through a series of success stories across defence domains,” said the Whole-time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board Mr. Jayant D. Patil.

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