RAKSHA MANTRI COMMISSIONS ICG SHIP ‘VARAHA’
   03-Oct-2019
 

 
 
 
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned the state-of-the-art offshore patrol vessel ICGS ‘Varaha’ into the Coast Guard fleet this week. It is the fourth among the series of seven ships to be delivered by L&T with features like ultra-advanced navigation, communication sensors and machinery. The ship is capable of operating the indigenously-developed Advanced Light Helicopter by HAL. Addressing the gathering at the commissioning Ceremony, the RM called for a proactive coordination among all agencies and stakeholders involved in coastal security to achieve the common goal of national security. He described ICGS ’Varaha’ as a fine example of collaboration with industry and ‘Make in India’. The RM informed all that an Indian Naval Indigenisation Plan from 2015-2030, as a guideline document, has been formulated in pursuance of the Government’s vision of ‘Make in India’ which is aimed to enable indigenous development of equipment and systems over the next 15 years.