Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh Commissions ICGS Varaha

September 25, 2019 – Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has called for a proactive coordination among all agencies and stakeholders involved in coastal security to achieve the common goal of national security. He was addressing a gathering at the Commissioning Ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Varaha’ in Chennai today. Raksha Mantri exuded confidence that ICGS ‘Varaha’ will further strengthen the Coast Guard fleet in responding to the threats of maritime terrorism, smuggling and challenges of maritime law enforcement. He hoped that ICGS ’Varaha’ will enhance the surveillance and…

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100th Warship From Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

July 29, 2019 – The Sixth ship of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark-IV vessels – IN LCU L-56 – was commissioned by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam today. It is 100th warship of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, a Mini Ratna Category 1 & leading shipyard of the country. LCU Mk-IV ship is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armored Vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to…

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India Issues RFPs for Navy & Coast Guard Shipbuilding

July 1, 2019 – In a significant development in the indigenous shipbuilding, Ministry of Defence has issued four shipbuilding Requests for Proposal (RFP) amounting to Rs 15,000 crore for the acquisition of various ships and craft for the Navy and the Coast Guard. While the RFP for six Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) has been issued to seven shipyards, RFPs for eight Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) and 12 Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) and 08 Missile-cum-Ammunition Barges have been issued to shortlisted Indian shipyards. The RFP for ACVs also includes the…

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Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani Fishing Boat with 100 Kgs of Heroin

May 21, 2019 – At about 2100hrs on 19 May 2019, intelligence was received of a suspicious vessel likely to be engaged in drug trafficking in area off Indo-Pak International Maritime Border Line (IMBL) off the Gujarat Coast. Similar inputs were also received from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on 20 May 2019. Indian Coast Guard immediately swung into action and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Arinjay on patrol off Indo-Pak IMBL was alerted about the suspect vessel. Two additional Interceptor Boats C-437 and C-408 were also tasked from Jakhau and…

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Two-Day Coastal Defence Exercise Sea Vigil Concludes

January 23, 2019 – The first coastal defense Exercise Sea Vigil, conducted by the Navy and Coast Guard, in close coordination with State Governments and Union Territories concluded today, 23 Jan 2019. It was the largest such exercise the country had ever witnessed in recent times and saw participation by more than 100 ships, aircraft and patrol boats manned and operated by various security agencies. The exercise had commenced yesterday morning and comprised two distinct phases. In the first phase, all stakeholders assessed the robustness of their own organizations. During…

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Functioning of Coast Guard

January 2, 2019 – The Government has established a robust maritime search and rescue framework to address and respond to various contingencies in deep sea and in coastal areas of India, which includes distress onboard fishing boats and merchant vessels, safety of life during marine incidents and SAR (Search and Rescue) response during Cyclones etc. Director General Indian Coast Guard has been designated as the Chairman of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB), which constitutes members from national / coastal state administration / agencies. The sanctioned strength of Coast…

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High Level Meeting Between Indian and Indonesia Coast Guard

December 17, 2018 – Director General Indian Coast Guard (DG ICG) Shri G Rajendra Singh is hosting a seven-member delegation of the Indonesia Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) led by Chief of BAKAMLA Vice Admiral ATaufiqoerrochman in India from December 16 to 19 2018. India and Indonesia have established a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and there is considerable emphasis from both sides to enhance bilateral defence cooperation including maritime security cooperation. During the 6thIndia-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting, held in New Delhi on August 09, 2018 both sides had agreed that…

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ICG launches large-scale proactive actions to reduce impact from Cyclone GAJA

November 15, 2018 – Indian Coast Guard (ICG) initiated a large-scale series of pre-emptive and proactive measures to prevent loss of fishermen lives at sea in the wake of alerts on cyclone in Bay of Bengal since November 09, 2018. Lessons from cyclone Ockhi and success in preventing loss of lives during recent cyclones Luban and Titliwere put into practice by the ICG. Around eight ICG ships and two Dornier aircraft were pressed into action since November 09, 2018 for issuance of advisories and warnings in local languages to fishermen…

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High level meeting between Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards

October 1, 2018 – A High Level Meeting between Coast Guards of India and Vietnam was held at Coast Guard Headquarters here today under the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2015. Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Shri Rajendra Singhled the Indian side while Commandant, Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Major General Nguyen VanSonled a six member Vietnamese side. During the meeting both sides agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in accordance with the provisions of MoU. Sharing of best management practices and augmenting operational level interaction were…

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Upgrade of Indian Coast Guard

The Government has established a robust maritime search and rescue framework to address and respond various contingencies in deep sea and in coastal areas of India, which includes distress onboard fishing boats and merchant vessels, safety of life during marine incidents and SAR response during Cyclones etc. Director General Indian Coast Guard has been designated as the Chairman of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB), which constitutes members from national / coastal state administration / agencies. The sanctioned strength of Coast Guard has increased from 7,096 in 2008 to…

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L&T Launches Second Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

Larsen & Toubro launched the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of a series of seven OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard at the company’s greenfield defence shipyard at Kattupalli, near Chennai on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. The OPV was formally lowered into the waters of the Bay of Bengal at the hands of Smt. Natarajan, wife of ADG K Natarajan, PTM, TM, COMCG (Western Seaboard) of the Indian Coast Guard. She named the OPV CGS Vijaya. L&T is the first private Indian shipyard to construct and deliver OPVs for the…

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Goa Shipyard Delivers ICGS Sujay

The last of the series of 06 New 105M Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), “ICGS SUJAY” built on GSL in-house design was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard today, 34 days ahead of the contractual schedule, earning a unique distinction for GSL of delivering all 6 GSL SUCCESSFULLY CULMINATES 6 COAST GUARDS OPV PROJECT BY DELIVERING 6 LARGE SIZED OPVS WITHIN 2 YEARS. CGOPVs, ahead of contractual schedule in a row. This largest and most advanced new generation OPV was handed over by RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL to DIG Yoginder…

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L&T Delivers High Speed Interceptor ships to Coast Guard

Larsen & Toubro has delivered two more High Speed Interceptor Ships (C-433 and C-434) to Indian Coast Guard at the Company’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai, seven months ahead of contractual schedule. This is part of the two contracts being executed by L&T for design and construction of 54 Interceptors to Indian Coast Guard, valued at Rs 1424 Cr. L&T had won the order against Global competition. With these two, 34 Interceptors have been delivered by the Company, so far. Made of aluminum alloy hull with waterjet propulsion, these Ships have…

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Reliance Reliance Defense Bags Rs 916 Crore Contract From Indian Coast Guard

January 30, 2017 – Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) promoted Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed a Contract with Ministry of Defence (MOD), Government of India for design and construction of fourteen (14) Fast Patrol Vessels (‘FPVs’) for Indian Coast Guard, for an amount of Rs. 916 crore. FPV’s are medium range, high speed vessels; it is primarily utilized for patrol within Exclusive Economic Zone (‘EEZ’), coastal patrol, anti-smuggling, antipiracy, search & rescue operations. It also supports front line warships in the hour of need. RDEL emerged winner through…

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