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“PS ZOROASTER”

“PS ZOROASTER”

Context:

India officially gave over the Rs 100 crore watch vessel "PS Zoroaster" to Seychelles during the virtual summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan.

Key Points:

  • The PS Zoroaster is the fourth made-in-India patrol boat produced for Seychelles since 2005. 
  • The other vessels gifted by India are PS Topaz (2005), PS Constant (2014), Patrol Boat Hermes (2016).
  • It is a 48.9-metre patrol boat.
  • It has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore.
  • It will be utilized for multi-reason operations, for example, patrolling, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations, and search and rescue.

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