V-409: Indian Coast Guard’s interceptor boat launched


Giving a boost to coastal security, a new interceptor boat (V-409) built by Bharathi Defence and Infrastructure Limited (BDIL) was launched at a function held at the Coast Guard yard in Mangaluru.

The 28-metre long, V-409 interceptor boat has aluminium hull and fitted with new generation of Arneson Surface Drive (ASD) which is propelled by two powerful diesel engines of 1650 KW each.

The vessel has the capability of attaining very high speed in a very short duration and can operate in shallow waters. BDIL is constructing 20 vessels for Indian Coast Guard of which six had already been handed over.