The Indian Navy on 21 January 2013 commissioned INS Saryu, its largest shore patrol vessel for the maritime surveillance around Andaman and Nicobar Islands. INS Saryu, the 105 meter vessel is built at Goa Shipyard Limited is the first among the four new class naval Off Shore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) to be commissioned, rest would be commissioned by the Indian Navy in next one and a half year or so.
Air Marshal PK Roy, commander in chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command of Indian Navy commissioned the ship in the Vasco Town.
The ship would be patrolling across the exclusive economic zone of the exclusive economic zone across the island and discharge its duties on the eastern coast. INS Saryu has a capacity of being offshore for a period of a month.