Indian warship, INS Kabra, an indigenous fast attack craft, docked at the Colombo port in a move aimed at fostering bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka.
- INS Kabra is a naval vessel named after an island of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
- It belongs to the Car Nicobar class of high-speed offshore patrol vessels built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy.
- It was the eighth in a series of 10 Fast Attack Crafts.
- The vessels are designed as a cost-effective platform for patrol, anti-piracy and rescue operations in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
- The class and its vessels are named after Indian islands.
- They are the first water jet propelled vessels of the Indian Navy.
- With a top speed of over 35 knots, and excellent manoeuvrability offered by her water-jet propulsion, the ship is ideally suited for high-speed interdiction of fast-moving targets.