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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Ankit Desai » 20 Feb 2015 17:50

CG released video about Pakistani boat. It shows boat got fire by it self/ from within not by CG.

In Its Defense, Government Releases Video of Pak Boat Exploding

-Ankit

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby shaun » 20 Feb 2015 18:17

Why some gentlemen here making an issue out of a non issue. They too are impatient like some political parties and their proxies, who have put up their interest before national interest. I have never seen or heard any other nation which have questioned the act of their own security establishment when it comes to national security. Just pathetic.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 20 Feb 2015 19:06

Label below the embedded video.
The video released by the government shows the explosion on the Pakistani fishing boat, which is at the centre of a row, off the coast of Gujarat on the night of December 31, 2014.

NDTV report takes great pain to point out that the GOI version is not backed by proof but NDTV has report has labeled the boat as *fishing boat*. Does NDTV have proof that it was fishing boat?

Why is the GOI doing this to itself? Does it not know that the lifafa jurnos will again spin it unless it is willing to release conclusive evidence. Even to a layman, common sense dictates that it should move on to other things rather than keeping this issue alive.

Have Modi/Parrikar taken it upon themselves to provide additional fodder to the bazaru media?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby symontk » 20 Feb 2015 20:57

pankajs wrote:Even to a layman, common sense dictates that it should move on to other things rather than keeping this issue alive.

Have Modi/Parrikar taken it upon themselves to provide additional fodder to the bazaru media?


At last you understood what I was trying to say. Day 1 itself they should have told everyone, that they fired warning shots and that the boat sank of fire. Instead all kind of nonsense was told and this now. Clear case of continuing bad advice given to ministers

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 20 Feb 2015 20:59

Or the minister thinks this is Goa and he will have the media eating out of his hands.

Barring a few most folks on the board have a clear view of the issues involved.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby shaun » 20 Feb 2015 22:10

symontk wrote:
pankajs wrote:Even to a layman, common sense dictates that it should move on to other things rather than keeping this issue alive.

Have Modi/Parrikar taken it upon themselves to provide additional fodder to the bazaru media?


At last you understood what I was trying to say. Day 1 itself they should have told everyone, that they fired warning shots and that the boat sank of fire. Instead all kind of nonsense was told and this now. Clear case of continuing bad advice given to ministers


What is that you want to say ??? will please care to make us understand the understanding you have about the terror boat episode .

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Cosmo_R » 20 Feb 2015 22:35

This poor DIG whathisname meant to say "We drove them off" Instead, as is the case with officials in India, he mixed his idioms: "We blew them off". That, as used in everyday business lingo means "I had an appointment with them but I canceled it to meet with xyz."

The Pakistan Express (deliberately) conflated "blew off" and "blew up". A good PR person would have immediately pointed this out and the DIG would not have had to deny his comments etc. The tables could have been turned on the PakExpress by saying "If you want to be an English language newspaper, for heaven's sake, at least get idioms right you idiots"

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 21 Feb 2015 17:04

Can someone confirm? What the .....

Gopi ‏@gopimaliwal 1h1 hour ago

Some never learn! MT @ChandrusWeb Raksha Mantri is now giving interviews to TV channels on T-Boat..

Instead of letting sleeping dogs lie you keep bringing focus back again and again on an issue you cannot win without releasing significant intelligence intercepts.

How dense can people get? Is the RM searching for the quickest path to self destruct?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby RamSuresh » 21 Feb 2015 19:09

My theory is thus.

Our Coast Guard did something really nasty with this boat (they beheaded the Jehadis in mid sea?, I am all for it). Some creeps in Pakistan have evidence or some circumstantial stuff that could support it.

Pakis have activated Indian journos with some teaser. The Pak fed journos and Congis are needling the Government to a stage where it makes a statement that will contradict the evidence that Pak has. Then Pak will leak the evidences to Indian journos to complete the hit job.

Best for RM to keep quiet and just repeat Jai National Interest.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 21 Feb 2015 19:30

Pls don't come up with these flights of fantasy. We did nothing 'nasty '! I know you mean well but be careful what you say. In the current scenario filled with desh drohis, some idiot may just twist this.

Press is becoming a force degrader now...lets just issue strict instructions to everybody to say nothing to the press on any issue whatsoever unless its vetted 100 times. Parrikkar should also be very careful what he says. Keep away from the press.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Karan M » 21 Feb 2015 23:33

RamSuresh wrote:My theory is thus.

Our Coast Guard did something really nasty with this boat (they beheaded the Jehadis in mid sea?, I am all for it). Some creeps in Pakistan have evidence or some circumstantial stuff that could support it.

Pakis have activated Indian journos with some teaser. The Pak fed journos and Congis are needling the Government to a stage where it makes a statement that will contradict the evidence that Pak has. Then Pak will leak the evidences to Indian journos to complete the hit job.

Best for RM to keep quiet and just repeat Jai National Interest.


yes, i am told they broadcasted barkha dutt's "We the people" non stop to the jihadis. after a few hours of this torture, the pakistanis begged for mercy. the Coast Guard said "wait, wait, we have some new saas bahu serials on the way, after that we plan to broadcast clips of pakistani film actress speaking in english".

the LeT guys blew themselves up rather than be subjected to such inhumane torture from the dastardly indians.
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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 22 Feb 2015 00:48

:rotfl:

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 28 Feb 2015 13:33

A trifecta.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) delivers ICGS Anagh, 11th of the 20 Aadesh Class Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) on order, launches Apoorva, the 14th of the class besides laying the keel of the as yet unnamed 15th vessel of the class:

Cochin Shipyard delivers patrol vessel to Coast Guard

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 23 Mar 2015 18:30

Coast Guard gets another off shore patrol vessel.

Close on the heels of the successful launch of its first offshore patrol vessel, state-based Goa Shipyard Limited launched the second of the series of six OPVs, designed in-house and built for the Indian Coast Guard here on Saturday.

The 105-metre new generation OPV was launched in presence of additional director general of Coast Guard Rajendra Singh in a function held at port town of Vasco. The GSL officials said that this largest OPV will help meet the increasing requirement of the Indian Coast Guard for undertaking policing and patrolling of the vast Indian exclusive economic zone.

"This ship is also capable of other Coast Guard functions like search and rescue operations, pollution control and external fire fighting. It will also be deployed for ocean surveillance and for monitoring sea lanes of communication," officials said.

In one of the important features, the OPV is capable of supporting embarkation and operation of the indigenously designed advanced light helicopter.

"The powering requirement of this ship is about ten per cent less, even though the breadth as well as the displacement has been increased to improve habitability, operatibility and survivability," said Rear Admiral Shekhar Mittal, chairman and managing director, GSL.

"This will directly lead to reduction in fuel related cost over the life cycle of the ship, besides additional comfort and less fatigue to the crew, with better sea bearing characteristics," he added.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby SSridhar » 30 Mar 2015 05:54

Coast Guard commissions vessel, boats - The Hindu
A fast patrol vessel (FPV) ICGS Anagh and two interceptor boats C-430 and C-417 were on Sunday commissioned into Indian Coast Guard service.

Lt. Gen. Ajay Kumar Singh, Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, who also hold the additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, commissioned the vessels at a ceremony held at the Chennai port.

While Cochin Shipyard Limited has designed and built ICGS Anagh, Larsen & Toubro has made the interceptor boats.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby member_23370 » 30 Mar 2015 06:17

Why are thse new cochin class without CRN-91 guns but some sort of AA guns.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 11 Apr 2015 04:27

Interceptor Boat commissioned by Coast Guard.

To protect the maritime boundary in Sundarbans, the Coast Guard would be ready with two interceptor boats and a radar station for surveillance in the islands.

The first such interceptor boat for operations in the Sundarbans was commissioned at Haldia today. VSR Murthy, IG and commander, Coast Guard Region (North East), said another such vessel will join the fleet at Haldia in September this year.

"Over the last two years, we have been concentrating on building operational infrastructure for the 740 km long coastline (along West Bengal and Odisha) that is under our command. As soon as we succeed in building another jetty, the third interceptor boat will arrive at Haldia," he said.

The radar station at Sagar island in Sundarbans for coastal surveillance will also be operational by May this year. It is being built near the existing lighthouse. "We also have seven acres at Frasersgunj. Since September, we have ensured that a hovercraft is stationed there at all times," Murthy said.

The ICGS C-148, 18th in a series of 36 interceptor boats is being built by L&T Shipbuilders Ltd for the Coast Guard. DIG and Coast Guard commander, West Bengal, Sharad Mantri said the coastline along the state is the most porous in the country. The interceptor boat is 26-metre long and can attain a top speed of 45 knots. Its main armament is a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. It is jet-propelled and can also traverse sideways if the need arises.

The radar station at Sagar, one of 46 coming up along India's coast, is being set up by Bharat Electronics Ltd on property belonging to the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships.The unmanned radar will have high resolution cameras and night-vision devices to pick up movement of ships at a distance of up to 30 miles. The feed will be sent real time to the Coast Guard headquarters in Delhi and regional headquarters at Kolkata for necessary action.

Commodore (retd) Ashok Khaitan, General Manager, L&T Shipbuilders Ltd, Hazira, said that the interceptor boats on order would be delivered ahead of schedule.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby ramana » 15 Apr 2015 04:50

From the 2014-2015 MOD report the IN was conducting DGX-14 naval exercise with the Coast Guard from Nov 18-28, 2014. The objective was

4.14 Defence of Gujarat Exercise 14
(DGX 14): Defence of Gujarat Exercise
was conducted from 18 to 28 November
2014, on the Western Seaboard,
with
participation from Indian Air Force and
Indian Coast Guard units. The aim was to
validate the defence of coastal areas and
offshore assets against threats in less than
war scenario and also prepare for coastal
security situations escalating into full
fledged hostilities.




So the Paksi one month later sent their terror boat to sniff the defences.

BTW there was twitter report confirming the owner of boat is Paki Imam Bheel with ISI connections.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 20 Apr 2015 21:20

nitin gokhale @nitingokhale · 20m 20 minutes ago >>

* Preliminary report: Pak boat with 8 Pakistanis seized, 145 km off Porbandar. 3 Sat phones, heroin worth nearly 600 cr found. Int based ops
* Boat was being traced since Sunday after Intelligence reports pinpointed its location and description, say those in the know
* More info on boat. Was being tracked since Sat. 2 Naval ships, one Coast Guatd Dornier, one Naval surveillance plane all involved in search
* More info. Difference between last time and this: unlike last time Pak nationals on boat surrendered the moment they saw Navy and CG ships
* Boat being towed to Porbandar as I write this. Likely to reach by 11 am tomorrow
* Smugglers surrender, terrorists blow themselves up: difference between terror boat and this one

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Sonugn » 20 Apr 2015 21:33

move on ppl, its just a couple of poor pakistanis looking for their granny who went swimming in the four fathers sea

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Singha » 20 Apr 2015 21:34

pakis are definitely working hard on another 26/11 for mumbai to cut the namo govt to size .

hope this is not a diversionary op to keep the cg in busy while the real rats & gear sneak across in another boat.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Karan M » 20 Apr 2015 21:50

Sonugn wrote:move on ppl, its just a couple of poor pakistanis looking for their granny who went swimming in the four fathers sea


how long will it take i luvv bakistan praveen swami to come to their rescue? am sure chacko and others will carry anti modi articles in support and black flags will fly over INC HQ too. :rotfl:

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby vaibhav.n » 20 Apr 2015 22:07

Praveen Swami has been very quiet of late...but will make i told you soo appearance on NDTV....

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 21 Apr 2015 11:10

Why are we violating international law by searching and confiscating vessels in international waters? By taking preemptive actions we are threatening the lives of ordinary fishermen!

{Sarcasm}

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 21 Apr 2015 19:54

Map

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INS Kondul and ICGS Sangram on scene. Supported by INS Nirghat.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 21 Apr 2015 20:47

Shiv Aroor ‏@ShivAroor 2h2 hours ago

Pak boat crew tried contacting Pak Navy. Drugs intended for Mumbai, terror angle not ruled out by probe, reports @ManNegi1. @HeadlinesToday

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 21 Apr 2015 20:58

Nice video screen prints ... wonder which aircraft took these.

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Coast Guards Naviks with Amogh carbine (?)

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 21 Apr 2015 21:28

pankajs wrote:
Shiv Aroor ‏@ShivAroor 2h2 hours ago

Pak boat crew tried contacting Pak Navy. Drugs intended for Mumbai, terror angle not ruled out by probe, reports @ManNegi1. @HeadlinesToday


X Posted from the STFUP thread.

India Today also reports that Pakistan Navy attempts to help Pakistani boat carrying 232 Kilograms of narcotics apprehended by a joint Indian Navy and Coast Guard team to escape arrest.

Attempt to engineer an escape of the Pakistani boat by the Pakistan Navy foiled due to “heavy presence of Indian Navy and Coast Guard warships”.

Given the attempt of the Pakistan navy to engineer an escape of the Pakistani drug smugglers, our Government must do a thorough check to rule out that this was not a Pakistan State sponsored narcotic smuggling ring with intent to raise funding from narcotics to foment Mohammadden Terrorism in our country:

Pakistan boat seizure: Crew contacted Pakistan Navy for help

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Karan M » 21 Apr 2015 22:48

instead of contacting pakistan navy for help, they should have reached out to elements of the indian media. one and the same thing.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby SSundar » 22 Apr 2015 00:07

*Sarcasm* OMG, Praveen Swami was damn right all this time. Those WERE poor drug smugglers that the ICG killed last year */Sarcasm*

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 22 Apr 2015 03:34

Praveen Swami and other paki favour seekers must be on the line to pakistan protesting about not being given a chance to prove their utility in coming to the aid of their paki jehadi brothers

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby pankajs » 22 Apr 2015 09:45

One must not forget that the chance to paint the events of the day as Indian aggression is not an easy one. Perhaps he is still working up a human interest story (Grandmother type) with the ISI/BakMil.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby kmkraoind » 22 Apr 2015 10:26

Are there any quad-rotor drones that have loitering time of 3-5 hours, if so, I wish every coast guard boat has 2-3 such drones for better surveillance.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Singha » 22 Apr 2015 10:51

mostly these quad rotors have very low endurance...most are battery powered. none are remotely qualified for maritime surveillance. herons are far more capable pieces of kit.

btw the street price of 600kg of good heroin is $600 million .... thats a gigantic amount think about it. its the price of a P15A DDG. usually such massive quantities are not shipped in one lot.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby kmkraoind » 22 Apr 2015 11:03

Just a medium-to-small quad-rotor with high resolution video cameras (preferably a combination of cameras for 360 degree coverage) and hearing equipment. They can be either piston operated or battery packs. If there any boats that CG want to monitor, just launch the quad-rotor, ascertain whether they want to physically inspect the boat, see the faces in that rogue boat and to capture any videos of chasing, interception etc. The drone must not weight more than 5-7 kgs. Even a 1-2 hour endurance is also okay.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Philip » 22 Apr 2015 11:50

Kudos to the CG. The role of the CG under IN control must expand.Shore defence and mine warfare are two areas where the CG can complement the IN.The IN is very short of mine warfare ships and the mine is the cheapest way in which assymetric warfare can be carried out.One must remember that it is a fav tool of the Pakis,as was tried during '71 by the Ghazi,trying to cripple the Vikrant at Vizag harbor.
Inshore minesweepers can be acquired by the CG even as the In acquires/must acquire MCM vessels off varying capabilities.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby member_28840 » 22 Apr 2015 17:39

kmkraoind, How will the small or medium quadcopter stay within line of sight to the ship?

The sea is flat and visibility on clear days is extremely good. Masts of ships can be spotted at tens of kilometers. It gets better with good binoculars.

Catching up to someone with a head start is difficult. At the first sight of a mast on the horizon the bakis are going to run back.

So to stay out of sight we need to stay below the horizon, using the curvature of the earth to mask our approach and conduct the reconnaissance and target confirmation without being spotted ourselves. Once this is done, a high speed dash (which cant be sustained for long) to chase them down.

So for a ship to carry its own recon drones and for it to stay out of sight, the drone needs to fly higher so as to stay in line of sight to transmit information. Small/medium drones just don't have enough power to fly that high. Even if you use a piston engine it is not going to deliver enough power. You will need a jet turbine engine for that.

So long story short, you will need a helicopter (which is what we do) or small helicopter sized drone to fly far enough and high enough to stay on station long enough to conduct reconnaissance from a ship.
Obviously a higher flying aircraft can look further and cover a search area faster by flying faster, which is why our Maritime patrol aircraft are tasked with this mission.
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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Yagnasri » 22 Apr 2015 17:50

One wonders who was the person/s to receive this shipment. This shipment may be to finance serious activities in MH and India. Otherwise one ship of this size not normally done.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby adityadange » 22 Apr 2015 17:56

i suspect it should be for handler of d-company.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 25 Apr 2015 03:49

Cochin Shipyard launches an FPV, lays keel for another.

The Cochin Shipyard, on Wednesday, launched fast patrol vessel (FPV) ICGS Arinjay, the 15th in a series of 20 such ships it is building for the Coast Guard.

Keel was laid for the next vessel in the series on the same day.

While Arinjay was launched by Geeta, wife of CSL director of operations Captain R.S. Sundar, the keel of the 16thvessel was laid by Capt Sundar. Meant primarily for coastal patrol besides anti-poaching and anti-smuggling campaigns, the FPVs are high-speed ships with greater manoeuvrability and agility.

The contract for the construction of the FPVs was signed in 2010 and the yard has so far handed over 12 vessels. The Coast Guard took delivery of the latest, ICGS Ankit, on April 7. While the last vessel in the series is scheduled for delivery in 2017, the yard has been able to keep abreast of the stipulated timelines.

The FPVs are built under the dual classification requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping and the Indian Register of Shipping and are designed to attain speeds in excess of 33 knots required to carry out high-speed chase and interception.

Coast Guard officials said services of the vessels already inducted are being utilised for fisheries protection and monitoring; patrol within India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ); coastal patrol, anti-smuggling, search, and rescue operations and anti-piracy operations.

The water jet-propelled ships are also capable of providing communication link and escorting convoys during hostilities and war.

With a view to keeping the vessels light primarily to enhance their agility, special grade aluminium was used on the vessels’ super structure, which required the yard to develop special techniques to carry out high-quality welding of aluminium. SEDS, a Kochi-based company, designed the vessels in the series.

Besides building the FPVs, CSL is currently constructing the maiden indigenous aircraft carrier, named INS Vikrant, for the Navy.


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