(The Gist of PIB) ICGS -Varad [MARCH-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) ICGS -Varad
- Union Minister for Shipping commissioned Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Varad in Chennai.
- The newly commissioned ICGS Varad with gross tonnage of 2100 tons is 98 meters long and has 15 mtrs breadth. The ship will be fitted with one CRN -91 and two 12.7 mm guns and will be capable of carrying an Integral Twin Engine Helicopter.
- ICGS Varad has been built indigenously by M/s L&T that will contribute immensely towards the vision of Make in India.
- Commissioning of ICGS Varad will enhance the ICGS fleet of ships which will contribute in monitoring and constant vigil for coastal security of Indian maritime borders.
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