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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 05:50 
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I think, we don't have a separate thread for Coast Guard. Coast guard news are posted in Navy thread. In view of huge increase in capability in recent months in Coast guard and its increasing importance, a thread bearing its name is worth it.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 09:15 
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Good thinking, we need this thread... ICG is upping the ante in aggressive patrolling, an array for sensors along our seacoast, increased aerial surveillance etc can be covered in this thread and leave the Naval thread for IN topics.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 10:20 
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Good thread. The responsibility of the ICG must grow. It must take over the Anti-piracy operations from the Navy. But before that the CG must grow. There can be coordination between the IN and the CG but the CG must have a wing that can go long distances and do the Anti-piracy job. Like say Ships of the Naval offshore Patrol vessel type that can do the long range patrol. Also supported by good number of long range aircraft. And all the Anti-piracy job in the Indian ocean region must be done by this unit. How many of this ships need to be required can be debated, but it is better if the ICG handles the anti-piracy operations in the IN in the long run.
As long as the Indian govt is not taking hard action against the pirates by eliminating them and as long as the International community start taking on the pirates, in their own backyard, the times will be very difficult. To overcome this we have made the IN to do the job. But this job must be and can be better done by the ICG, after they are provided with proper number of ocean going vessels. They may also need tankers to refuel ships at sea. Surely there is a need for long term planning in this area and the ICG must be capable enough to do the job.
We live in a different part of the world and we need to have different solutions to our problems.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 10:56 
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good thinking sandipan.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 11:50 
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ICG should be to Navy what RR has become to the Army, gradually taking over the bulk of the COIN duties so as to allow the IN to do what it does best, prepare to become a Blue Water Navy. To achieve this we need to expand the coast guard, double its Air Arm... We also need to remove some of these jurisdiction loopholes which exist between the State Police, Navy and ICG.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 12:32 
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Cool, In past 1 year, coast Guard expanded and inducted as many indigenous equipment possible. Next one year is going to be expansion time for the outfit. I will post as much news possible.


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PostPosted: 22 Jun 2011 22:52 
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Chacko, you should do an article on Coast Guard history, expansion and future plans for FI, yours truly can definitely do the needful.


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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011 03:18 
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from PTI: Two Coast Guard ships-- ICGS Kittur Chennamma and ICGS Jijabai-- will be decommissioned on Monday, June 27, 2011 a senior Coast Guard official said today. "These two ships are Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs). They are being decommissioned on Monday after their successful service lasting over 27 years," the official said. The Coast Guard has arranged for the decommissioning ceremony at Madhusudhan Jetty in Chennai Port Trust.

More news at http://www.hindu.com/2011/06/28/stories ... 160400.htm


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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011 16:08 
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Shrinivasan wrote:
Chacko, you should do an article on Coast Guard history, expansion and future plans for FI, yours truly can definitely do the needful.


I will do it. Thanks.

Meanwhile Coast Guard distributes Distress Alert Transmitters to the fishermen at Dahanu


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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011 22:09 
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Commissioning of ICGS Mundra
http://www.indiancoastguard.nic.in/Indiancoastguard/New%20Commissioned%20Units/Mundra.htm

Commissioning of ICGS C-152
http://www.indiancoastguard.nic.in/indiancoastguard/New%20Commissioned%20Units/C-152.htm

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An excellent photo archive of recent Coast Guard events, commissionings, etc.

http://www.indiancoastguard.nic.in/IndianCoastGuard/dgvisit/Photo%20Archive.htm


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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011 22:24 
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From Livefist --> Commissioning Photo of C-151...

http://twitpic.com/4e7iay


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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2011 14:50 
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Hindusthan Shipyard launches patrol vessel for Coast Guard

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Coast Guard brief for rescue of 30 crew MV RAK Carrier


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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2011 03:28 
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CAG punches holes in coastal security
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The audit watchdog's latest report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, paints a dismal picture about how coastal security is besieged with ad hoc planning and bureaucratic bottlenecks, huge manpower and equipment shortfalls and turf wars among different agencies, including Navy and Coast Guard.


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PostPosted: 07 Aug 2011 13:46 
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Coast Guard responds to oil spill from MV RAK CARRIER


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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2011 12:11 
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Oil Spill from MV RAK Carrier decreases : Coast Guard


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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2011 16:14 
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Coast Guard investigates Report on suspicious vessel off Mumbai


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PostPosted: 15 Aug 2011 16:11 
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Coast Guard DIG TK Sathish Chandran awarded Presidents Gallantry Medal


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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2011 09:49 
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67 radar stations along East & West coasts
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Speaking to The Hindu on Thursday, Inspector General S.P. Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), said that it had been planned to install 67 radar stations along east and west coast of the country. As many as 30 stations would be located in different places of eastern coast from Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to Paradip in Orissa. While 11 radar stations would be set up in Andaman & Nicobar, the Lakshaweep would have 4 stations.

Stating that “the Mumbai incident was a point of concern to everyone,” he said it was not possible to maintain physical surveillance. However, the loophole, ambiguity and other issues of coastal surveillance had to be improved. Thus, it was decided to set up a chain of radar stations along the coast for an effective and enhanced security. Tamil Nadu coast particularly along Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay would be effectively covered with a number of radar stations including one at Tuticorin considering the strategic importance of the region on many aspects.

Mr. Sharma said setting up of a radar station at Tuticorin had already been started. Some equipment had been set up. A light house was identified to position the surveillance equipment, which would have connectivity to the Coast Guard Station at Mandapam and regional headquarters at Chennai and New Delhi. He added that it will have optical camera for physical picture of the area and the movements. The highly sophisticated night vision cameras and radars could pick up objects in long ranges. The functioning of the station would be activated in a year's time.


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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2011 14:08 
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ROLLS-ROYCE wins Cochin shipyard WATER JETS contract for Indian Coast Guard


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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2011 14:27 
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XXX Commanders Conference of Indian Coast Guard held


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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2011 03:23 
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Indian Coast Guard Set to be Largest in the World :roll:


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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2011 08:29 
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Why the rolling eyes, sir?


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2011 04:06 
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because of a little nugget called "largest in the world!" Love that chickens are counted even before the eggs hatch!


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2011 13:13 
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does anyone have current ORBAT of our CG?


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2011 22:43 
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Singha wrote:
does anyone have current ORBAT of our CG?

Singha sahab, Wiki Aunty has good information about the ICG, both from a Ships perspective as well as air wing. ICGs site also has loads of info not exactly an ORBAT but using this info one can create an ORBAT.


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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2011 09:13 
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ICG plans to lease private helicopters to boost capability
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Indian Coast Guard plans to acquire private helicopters on lease basis to boost its capability to respond to emergency situations on the high seas.

Speaking to The Hindu at Coast Guard Station in Mandapam recently, Inspector General S.P. Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard Region East, said that it had been decided to acquire 12 helicopters as quickly as possible to boost the maritime security. The placing of orders for choppers was in an advanced stage. However considering the immediate requirements, it was decided that helicopters of private airliners could be hired for an interim period until the acquisition of 12 helicopters.

Mr. Sharma said it had also decided to acquire a fixed wing Multi Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) for launching special operations at far away distance. He added that it had placed orders for 12 hovercrafts. The delivery of first 2 hovercrafts would take place in the middle of 2012.

Mr. Sharma said it had been decided to construct one more hover port at Mandapam.


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GRSE’s Rajbagan Yard launches 3 vessels namely Rajkiran, Rajkamal and Rajratan for the Indian Coast Guard.The vessels are the 3rd,4th and 5th of the class. The first two vessels in the class, Rajashree and Rajtarang were launched on March 21, 2011:

GRSE launches three ships


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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2011 15:42 
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ICG plans to lease private helicopters to boost capability
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He added that it had placed orders for 12 hovercrafts. The delivery of first 2 hovercrafts would take place in the middle of 2012.

Mr. Sharma said it had been decided to construct one more hover port at Mandapam.[/b]


That would be the follow on order for 12 Griffon 8000TD Hovercraft to add to the 6 Griffon 8000TD Hovercraft already being operated by the Indian Coast Guard:

Griffon Hover Work


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Indian Coast Guard rescues stranded Australian sailors at high seas


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Interceptor Boat ICGS C-153 joins Coast Guard Fleet at Porbandar


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Japanese Coast Guard officers visit No 4 Indian CG District Headquarters


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PostPosted: 29 Oct 2011 10:46 
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He too command in testing times.

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, relinquishes command of the Indian Coast Guard

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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2011 16:17 
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Coast Guard launches Rescue Operation In Cyclon hit L & M Islands


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Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan is the new Director General, Indian Coast Guard


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Hindustan Shipyard hands over vessel to Coast Guard.

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) handed over the first of the five inshore patrol vessels being built for the Indian Coast Guard, Rani Abbakka, on Thursday, according to a press release. HSL has so far delivered 166 vessels of various types since its inception.

On the occasion, Rear-Admiral Mr N.K Mishra, the Chairman and Managing Director of the HSL, said that the first inshore patrol vessel had undergone many design updates and trials and had at last emerged a fine ship. The remaining four IPVs would be delivered to the Coast Guard before March 2013, he said. “The HSL has a well-defined plan to improve its performance and it will soon be transformed into a profit-making company,” he said.

He said high-value orders from the Ministry of Defence would help the shipyard in achieving a turnaround. Mr S.K Goyal, the IG (Coast Guard), complimented the officials and employees of the HSL and said the Coast Guard had reposed faith in the HSL. He expressed the hope that the remaining vessels would also be delivered on schedule.

The IPV is a high-speed vessel built of light steel hull and fitted with water jet propulsion systems for high speed operations. It is 51.5 metres long, 8.36 metres wide and it has a draught of 4.55 metres. The vessel meets IMO standards, adds the release.

Earlier on Wednesday, keels were laid for two 50-tonne bollard pull tugs for Kandla port trust. Recently, the HSL delivered a 50-tonne bollard pull tug to Visakhapatnam port trust and the next is due to be delivered in March. The HSL will be delivering a 53,000-DWT bulker to Goodearth Maritime Limited, Chennai, and two IPVs to the Indian Coast Guard.

The shipyard is being modernised with an investment of Rs 457 crore, adds the release.


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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2012 16:38 
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First Inshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Rani Abbakka commissioned


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Hi-Res picture of recently commissioned Coast Guard Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) ICGS Rani Abbakka:

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PostPosted: 22 Jan 2012 08:35 
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Coast Guard decommissions three vessels at Visakhapatnam namely the OPV ICGS Vikram and the IPV's ICGS Chandbibi and ICGS Ramadevi:

Vikram, Chandbibi, Ramadevi decommissioned


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PostPosted: 22 Jan 2012 10:35 
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arun wrote:
Hi-Res picture of recently commissioned Coast Guard Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) ICGS Rani Abbakka:

PIB

Here is an article written by Shri Kailash Kr. Mishra

ABBAKKA RANI : THE UNSUNG WARRIOR QUEEN

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"Abbakka rode the horse stately and worked deep into the night dispensing justice. She is the last known person to have Agnivana (fire arrow)."

The Arabian Sea water that splashes the shores of Ullal near Mangalore in Karnataka could tell you the story of Abbakka Rani, locally known as Abbakka Mahadevi. Such is her personality in the region that she has become a folk legend. Abbakka Rani is one of the earliest freedom fighters of India who resisted the Portuguese.

The regions where Abbakka was queen is known as Tulunadu. Rani Abbakka was queen is known as Tulunadu. Rani Abbakka, though a Queen of a little known small princely state, Ullal, was magnetic woman of indomitable courage and patriotism. While Rani Jhansi has become a symbol of courage, Abbakka, nearly 300 years her predecessor, has been largely forgotten by history. Her furious wars with Portuguese are not well recorded. But whatever is available speaks of a luminous personality of awesome valour and bravery.

Sources, such as archival records, travelogues of several Portuguese travelers and historical analysis confirm that there were three Abbakkas: mother and two daughters, who fought against the Portuguese Army between 1530 and 1599.

Though it is the second daughter who was the most courageous, the folklore treats all three Abbakkas as one great Queen and a brilliant personality Abbakka Mahadevi or Rani Abbakka. In this article also she is being treated as a single character - Abbakka Rani.

Ullal fort, the capital of Abbakka's kingdom, is located just a few kilometers away from the city of Mangalore, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It is a historical as well as a pilgrim spot because of the beautiful Shiva Temple built by the Queen and a unique natural rock, called the Rudra Rock. The rock appears to change colours every second, as the sweater splashes on it.

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Abbakka lost the war as her husband assisted the Portuguese by revealing to them her strategies of warfare, which he was familiar with. She was arrested and jailed. However, the warrior that she was, she was, she revolted in the prison and died as a soldier - fighting.

Though Abbakka has been admired and worshipped in the local folk forms, it is very recently there there have been efforts to honour her memory.

As a result of these efforts the Karnatka Government has erected a statue of the Queen in the city of Bangalore. IGNCA is making a documentary on Abbakka Rani, incorporating the folk myth.

Shri Kailash Kr. Mishra is a Research Fellow, in Janpada Sampada and is involved in the documentary Project on Abbakka.

The author expresses his sincere thanks to Prof. Vasantha Madhava, Prof. Amrut Someshwar, Prof. B.A. Vivek Rai, Dr. Wahab Doddamane, Dr. Nandavar and Shri Bharatadri, for the inputs they gave on Abbakka Rani.


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