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Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned the Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ICGS Varaha at the Chennai Port on 25tn September 2019.
ICGS Varaha is the state-of-the-art ship has the capabilities to operate twin-engine ALH Helicopter developed indigenously by HAL.
ICGS Varaha vessel will boost the Indian Coast Guard’s strength while responding to multiple challenges including maritime terrorism, drug trafficking, collision, grounding, and oil spills.
ICGS Varaha is the fourth in the series of 98 M OPVs designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
ICGS Varaha is fitted with advanced technology navigation and communication equipment, sensor and machinery. Its weaponry includes one 30 mm and two 12.7 mm guns with the fire control system. It has been designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots and has the endurance of 5,000 nautical miles.
ICGS Varaha is also equipped with an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Automated Power Management System (APMS), Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), and High Power External Fire Fighting (EFF) system.
ICGS Varaha can carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats, including two inflatable boats, for boarding operation, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
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