After unveiling a plaque commemorative the empowerment ceremony, Rajnath Singh aforesaid the progressive ship was getting to be a force multiplier factor for Indian Coast Guard, inform it’s capabilities to control twin-engine ALH Helicopters developed indigenously by HAL.

Rajnath Singh, WHO arrived in the urban center on the weekday on a two-day visit, participated within the Investiture Ceremony of Coast Guard.

“it is so soothing to witness the growing strength of Indian Coast Guard, the ‘Sentinals of our seas’ and capabilities of Larsen and Toubro building Ltd one among the sturdy supporting pillars for production and maintenance of surface assets of our maritime forces,” he said.


Rajnath Singh aforesaid the name ‘Varaha’ from Puranas reminded of the principle of sacrifice and rescue put off, saving mother Earth, restoring harmony and strength.

Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Coast Guard and L&T work for conveyance Varaha back overseas.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday formally commissioned the Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ at the urban center Port Trust in the urban center

The multitude challenges of narcotraffic, oil spill incidents, and therefore the growing threat of maritime terrorist act entails cooperation on regional arrangements with varied Maritime Nations and Indian Coast Guard over the years has engineered bonds of diplomacy, he noted.

Rajnath Singh aforesaid the Coast Guard entered into a memoranda of understanding with seven maritime nations for capability building coaching collective and cooperative response to contend with Maritime threats.

India’s engagement with the planet has seen Associate in Nursing exponential growth and these days the coast guard is at the pin in operation around the clock for safeguarding national interest within the maritime zones of Asian nation excluding building bridges of confidence put off for the protection, security and growth within the ocean.

The trivalent live oral poliomyelitis vaccine is a component of the contract awarded to Larsen and Toubro to create seven offshore patrol vessels at the Kattuppalli Port close to here.

This is the fourth within the series of seven 98-m vessel awarded to Larsen and Toubro.

‘Varaha’ refers to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu WHO took the shape of a boar to rescue divinity Earth from the ocean by lifting her on his tusks.

‘Varaha’ is that the projection of Coast Guard’s can and commitment ‘to serve and protect’ the maritime interest of the country.

According to sources, the ship has been designed and engineered indigenously by Larsen and Toubro and is fitted with state of the art communication technology and navigation, sensing elements and machinery.

The vessel is supplied with a 30-mm gun and a twelve.7 metric linear unit gun for enhancing the fighting potency of the vessel.

Some of the special options of the vessel embody Integrated Bridge System, machine-controlled power management system, high power external firefighting system, indigenously engineered Integrated platform management system and facilitate Traversing System.

The ship additionally carries four high-speed boats together with 2 rigid hull inflated boats for boarding operation, search and rescue, enforcement and maritime patrol.

Besides, the ship has capabilities of carrying restricted Pollution Response instrumentality to contain oil spill put off. It displaces a pair of,100 metric ton and propelled by 2 engines and is capable of achieving most speed of twenty-six knots and endurance of 5000 transport miles.

The ship are manned by fourteen officers and eighty-nine men.

It will be commanded by military officer Dushyant Kumar. The ship is planned to be primarily based at New Mangalore beneath the executive and operational management of the Coast Guard Commander (West) Region.

JAY HIND

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