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Postby Vips » 28 Aug 2018 18:13

Third patrol vessel from L&T shipbuilding for Coast Guard launched.

The third indigenously designed and built offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Coast Guard was formally launched near here today.

To be inducted after extensive trials, the OPV will be manned by a 102-member crew and utilised for day and night patrol, surveillance and to provide coastal security, a cost guard release said.

The vessel "YARD-45003" equipped with ultra-modern navigation and communication systems is the third in the series of the seven being built by the Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding under a contract it had signed with the Ministry of Defence in March 2015.

The first and second vessel were launched in October 2017 and January this year respectively.

At a function held in the presence of Coast Guard Additional Director General K R Nautiya at the Kattupalli Shipyard, the third OPV was formally lowered into the waters of Bay of Bengal, the release said.

After completion of extensive trials, the vessel would be inducted into the Coast Guard by March next, it said.

The vessel measuring 98 metres in length and 14.8 metres in breadth has a gross tonnage of 2,100 tonnes and can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots per hour.

The ship is fitted with two diesel engines, 30-mm automatic gun and two 12.7-mm guns with fire control systems besides a twin-engine helicopter that would enhance its operational, surveillance capability, the release said.

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Postby chola » 28 Aug 2018 19:00

^^^ Vikram class are beautiful ships. So far Vikram and Vijaya so maybe something like Vanraj for the third.

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Postby Philip » 28 Aug 2018 19:36

L&T are building these ahead of time and within budget.The yard should be rewarded with more orders for larger vessels like the 4 amphibs were they're the last man standing.

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Postby Vips » 10 Nov 2018 19:17

10 years after 26/11, Indian Coast Guard in full force as fleet grows.

If there is one force that has grown in strength after the 26/11 terrorist attacks, it is the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). From 74 vessels, the ICG fleet has grown to 134 and its air wing has increased to 58 aircraft, from 44 in 2008.

“The coast guard’s growth has been tremendous,” said SPS Basra, former inspector general of ICG. Basra headed the western region at the time of the attacks that began on November 26, 2008, and was part of the team that subsequently planned the expansion of Coast Guard.

The ICG is the smallest armed force in the ministry of defence and has jurisdiction of India’s 7,516-kilometre coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone. It patrols the distance between the shore and 12 to 200 nautical miles. The ease with which terrorists were able to enter Mumbai by sea in 2008 exposed critical problems in the ICG, including shortage of manpower and vessels. Since then, there have been concerted efforts to strengthen the ICG. The number of ICG stations across the country now stands at 71, in comparison to the 22 in 2008. In 2017, the Centre approved a Rs 31,748-crore, five-year programme to add to the ICG’s resources.

Before 2008, the ICG had only 74 ships in the western sector, out of which 25 were used for regular patrolling. Now, the number of ships has gone up to 134 and 28 new ships have been added, including four advance offshore patrolling vessels, three fast patrolling vessels, two hovercraft and one harbour craft.

“As part of its plan to increase coastal security particularly in the west region, the ICG has planned air stations in Ratnagiri and Thiruvananthapuram, which would further supplement the current air stations at Chennai and Daman,” said an officer.

The ICG maintains 16 to 20 ships, to patrol between 12 and 200 nautical miles on the 1,836-kilometre western coastline, on a daily basis. “We had 44 aircraft in 2008. Since then 14 new aircraft have been added and total 58 aircraft are operational,” said an ICG official adding that the aircraft number should increase to at least 100 by 2020.

A coastal station was commissioned at Dahanu near Mumbai in 2012, and two CG stations have come up in Ratnagiri and Murud Janjira. “We now have a plan for an air station at Ratnagiri which is expected to be completed in the next five years,” said the officer. “During any emergency in the western sector, a Dornier aircraft was flown from Daman and it required at least two hours. An air station at Ratnagiri will be a fillip to the ICG’s efforts to undertake any operation,” said Basra.

To prop up coastal security, there are 46 coastal radars that are functional across India, 18 of which are along the western region. These radars can detect even a human body at a distance of 23 kilometres in the sea. “Thirty eight more radar stations including four mobile radar stations will be installed as per the government’s new proposal of the coastal security network,” added the ICG official. Of the proposed 38 radar stations, 14 radar stations will be in the western region and the acquisition of land and electricity are in progress, he said.

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Postby Vips » 23 Nov 2018 01:37

Two Fast Patrol Vessel launched by GRSE in Kolkata.

Two Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ships for Indian Coast Guard were simultaneously launched on Thursday at the defence PSU and warship builder – Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd. at Kolkata. These FPV ships are each 50M long, 7.5M wide with a displacement of around 308 tons and are designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles.

According to Rear Admiral VK Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, “The FPV designs, exclusive to GRSE, are an improvisation on the Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV) built by the Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard, few years ago.”

“The vessels come with an efficient hull form developed in-house and proved after extensive model testing. These are fuel efficient and the powerful platforms are well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, and anti-poaching and rescue operations.”

These come fitted with state-of-the-art Main Engines with Advanced Control Systems and Water Jet Units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ assimilating all Communication and Navigation Systems.

The key armament of a 40/60 Gun and improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel are the other salient features of the ships.

With the launch now over the company is gearing up for the post launch activities which include balance fitting out of the ship, readiness of ship systems and setting to work of equipment / systems. Once over, the ships would be put to sea for trials before final delivery, the CMD added.

These Vessels, ICGS Amrit Kaur and ICGS Kamla Devi are third and fourth in the series of five FPVs built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard.

Upholding the best of maritime traditions, the ships were “Launched” by Veena Naravane, wife of Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, General Officer Commanding-In-Chief; Eastern Command, Indian Army. The ceremony was held in the presence of Rear Admiral VK Saxena, CMD, GRSE, and other Senior Officials of GRSE, Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, and Indian Army.

As part of Make in India initiatives, through indigenisation efforts, GRSE has made commendable progress by successfully incorporating a high percentage of indigenous content in the ships made in shipyard.

INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt, the first two of Class of 4 ASW Corvettes became the first warships built in the country with indigenously developed warship grade steel, thus having the distinction of achieving over 90 % indigenous content and hence a major step towards achieving self reliance in state of the art warship design and construction space.

On the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) class of ships delivered so far, almost 90% indigenous equipment fit has been achieved. Also, 70 % indigenous content in construction of four follow on WJFACs and 72 % indigenisation of the Railless Helo Traversing System on board 3rd ASW Corvette, INS Kiltan, have been achieved at the shipyard.

To its credit in over five decades the shipyard has successfully developed an array of world-class platforms including frigates, missile corvettes, anti submarine warfare corvettes and LCU ships for the Indian Navy, all of them armed with high-tech infrastructure.

It has the capacity to construct 20 ships in tandem. With the keel-laying of the 1st Advanced Stealth Frigate of P17A Project, it has once again touched a key milestone. It has also bagged orders for four Survey Vessels (Large) for Indian Navy on competitive basis and emerged a successful bidder through competition for 8 ASWSWCs, with private players active in the fray.

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Postby arun » 28 Nov 2018 20:03

Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL) launches 105 meter 3,000 tonne displacement Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna. This happened a little over a month ago:

Reliance Naval launches training ship for Indian Coast Guard

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Postby Aditya G » 29 Nov 2018 02:06

arun wrote:Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL) launches 105 meter 3,000 tonne displacement Indian Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna. This happened a little over a month ago:

Reliance Naval launches training ship for Indian Coast Guard


Whatever happened to the 2 NOPVs they launched? :roll:

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Postby Rakesh » 12 Jan 2019 23:43

In next four years, Coast Guard to add 50 new vessels, says Top Official
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-next ... al-1975423

"By 2022, we will be having 200 platforms. The number of aircraft will also be increased from 62 to 100 in the same period," the official said.

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Postby MeshaVishwas » 26 Mar 2019 09:31

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Indian Coast Guard Ship arrived in SHV Port for a three-day goodwill visit. The ship visit forms part of the Indian Coast Guard’s ongoing goodwill visit to SEA and is to further bolster the strong bond of friendship with Cambodia .

https://twitter.com/indembcam/status/1110382085565345792?s=19
Good job by ICG.That is a lot of distance.
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Postby Vips » 16 Apr 2019 04:08

Coast Guard inducts OPV Veera.

Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat Monday said the army is planning to carry out joint training and exercise with the Indian Coast Guard. He said the coast guard and the Indian Navy maintain coastal security and maritime surveillance.

After commissioning the coast guard's offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Veera, the third in the series of the new-generation OPV here, he said Veera would help the coast guard monitor maritime boundaries more effectively. The 97-metre long and 15-metre wide Veera has a range of 5,000 nautical miles and would be commanded by Commandant Girish Datt, he said.

The vessel can attain a sustained speed of up to 26 knots and is armed with two 12.7-mm heavy machine guns (HMGs) and a 30 mm-naval gun with the fire control system, Rawat said. The ship is also equipped with an integrated bridge system (IBS), integrated platform management system (IPMS) and a high-power external firefighting system.

It 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, he said. Coast guard director general Rajendra Singh, eastern naval Command chief Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh and other officers were present on the occasion.

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Postby chetak » 16 Apr 2019 10:53

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Defence Ministry Completes Negotiations To Buy C-295 Aircraft; Approval From DAC After Lok Sabha Elections




Defence Ministry Completes Negotiations To Buy C-295 Aircraft; Approval From DAC After Lok Sabha Elections

Apr 15 2019,

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While the negotiations to acquire C-295 aircraft have concluded, the deal is expected to be approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) only in June after the Lok Sabha elections, reports The Hindu.

“Negotiations for the C-295 deal have been completed. However, the deal needs clearance from the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) as there is a change from earlier parameters,” said a senior defence official.“The next DAC meeting will be held in June. So we will push the deal at that time.”

India is looking to buy 62 Airbus Defence and Space C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) from the Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL).

The firm is a joint venture (JV) between the Tata Group and the European aerospace giant Airbus. The EUR 2.8 billion ($3.15 billion) deal will deliver 56 C295s for the IAF to replace the ageing fleet of Avro 748M transports, and six for the ICG.

Make In India

Under the deal, while 16 C295s will be imported, the remaining 46 aircraft will be assembled at a facility to be set up by the JV near Bangalore. Also as per the 2013 MTA tender, 24 of these will be imported in kit-form for local assembly and contain 30 per cent locally-sourced components. However, the remaining 22 platforms will have 60 per cent of the parts sourced from domestic manufacturers.



from wiki

Data from Airbus Military,

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Capacity: 71 troops
Payload: 9,250 kg (20,400 lb)
Length: 24.50 m (80 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 25.81 m (84 ft 8 in)
Height: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 59 m² (634.8 ft²)
Empty weight: 11000kg ()
Max. takeoff weight: 23,200 kg (51,146 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G Hamilton Standard 586-F (six bladed), 1,972 kW (2,645 hp) each
Performance

Maximum speed: 576 km/h (311 knots, 358 mph)
Cruise speed: 480 km/h (260 knots, 300 mph)
Range: with 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) payload, 4,600 km (2,500 nmi / 2,875 mi); (with 6,000 kg (13,200 lb) payload, 3,700 km (2,000 nmi / 2,300 mi))
Range with max 9,250 kg (20,400 lb) payload: 1,300 km (700 nmi / 805 mi)
Ferry range: 5,400 km (2,900 nmi / 3,335 mi)
Service ceiling: 9,100 m (30,000 ft)
Takeoff run: 670 m (2,200 ft)
Landing run: 320 m (1,050 ft)

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Postby arshyam » 21 Apr 2019 17:03

3 done, 4 more to go. Time to have Kattupalli move up the value chain and build Naval corvettes and the like? Compared to Pipavav, which has been struggling with the equivalent (by size) OPVs for the Navy, Kattupalli has demonstrated good capability. GSL would of course vociferously object, but these guys need to be rewarded for good performance.

Private shipyard breaks the record! 50th warship of L&T gets commissioned - Financial Express

Yet again another Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Veera for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is commissioned ahead of time which has been built by Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Kattupalli Yard.

The company has been building vessels under Warship License since receiving first Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract in March 2010, all the designing and construction is done in house and indigenously.

As part of the government’s ‘Act East’ policy, the company is also building High-Speed Patrol Vessels for a friendly Nation in the south-east region. {SL or Vietnam?}

In the case of ICGS Veera, as in other platforms, the built was on and ahead of the contractual schedule and 3rd OPV in the series of seven within a span of 11 months and the 11th platform delivered during the financial year 2018-19. And is built under an MoD contract of 2015.

On these vessels the percentage of completion of pre-outfitting has increased, reducing the overall cycle time, thus enabling to accelerated delivery of defence ships in line with the requirements of the fleet expansion plans of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. {This is where the PSU yards seem to struggle, inordinately long time for fitting out}

As has been reported by the Financial Express Online earlier, the first two vessels ICGS Vikram and ICGS Vijaya was delivered ahead of contractual schedule to ICG last April and August respectively. Fourth of the series OPV was launched in Nov 2018 and is presently being readied for sea trials.

The company has so far made major investments for undertaking indigenous design, manufacturing and construction of advanced defence platforms and systems across multiple newly established work centres dedicated to the defence sector.

It has also undertaken to the upkeep of Indian Naval and Coast Guard fleets by carrying out repairs/refits and upgrades including emergency repairs and inspection using the 21500-ton class Ship Lift at the Yard.

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Postby arshyam » 21 Apr 2019 17:05

Nice, clean lines...

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Postby Vips » 23 Apr 2019 06:51

With coastal security in mind, government mulls moving Indian Coast Guard under MHA.

Buoyed by the success of the first ever Coastal Defence Exercise (Ex Sea Vigil), the government is mulling on handing overall responsibility of the coastal security to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Sources have confirmed that there are discussions going on for shifting the ICG from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in an effort to strengthen coastal security.

Discussions are also underway for creating additional infrastructure across all states which will provide additional training, manpower, equipment and infrastructure to coastal police and to ensure that all data of fishermen boats are available with Department of Fisheries and ICG and coastal police online through CCTNS.

Earlier this year in January, the first ever national level Coastal Defence Exercise SEA VIGIL was conducted by Indian Navy, which witnessed the simultaneous activation of the coastal security apparatus across the country involving maritime stakeholders at the Centre and all the 13 Coastal States and Union Territories.

As has been reported earlier, Phase I of the exercise had started with the deployment of personnel and sea-going units of all stakeholders. And it had included 150 ships and 35 aircraft of the Navy and Coast Guard and sea-going assets of other stakeholders like the state police, CISF, customs, etc., which touched 500-600 craft at sea.

Driven by MHA, Phase –II of the exercise had participation from Navy, Coast Guard, Police and CISF and the NSG.

Senior officers who are privy to the discussions have stated that the government is keen on strengthening the coastal security hence is attempting to ensure that those patrolling both land and water are properly equipped.

Citing a lack of enough manpower to ensure physically that there are no intrusions through water lanes, authorities are looking at deeper coordination and liaison between different agencies and the state police during a crisis situation.

Since ICG is aware of operational challenges and threats in the coastal areas, its personnel are not only well equipped but are also well-trained for sea operations and is an ideal force for handling overall responsibility of coastal security. Therefore the MHA is keen on getting the ICG under its wings as issues of coordination with other central agencies would be resolved easily.

It may be recalled at the time of the formation, ICG was proposed to be under MHA but had to be sent to the MoD.

Earlier this week, the debrief of Ex Sea Vigil chaired by Vice Admiral MS Pawar, Deputy Chief of the Naval highlighted the major achievements during the exercise and the progress made over last decade in the area of Coastal Defence and Security.

While reiterating the need for flexibility and agility to deal with security challenges, the deputy chief underlined the strong inter-agency coordination and interoperability achieved during the exercise. And also announced that the minutes of the discussions would be presented at the next meeting of the National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS).

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https://www.indembassyhanoi.gov.in/even ... ventid=223
Indian Coast Guard Ship VIJIT was on a four day goodwill visit to Vietnam from 1-4 April, 2019 and docked at Tien Sa Port of Danang with a crew of 95 officers and sailors.
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Postby Vips » 28 Apr 2019 19:25

Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Priyadarshini commissioned.

The First of the Class of 05 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), named “ICGS- Priyadarshini” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh today by Additional Director-General Kripa Ram Nautiyal, PTM,TM, CGC (ES), in the gracious presence of Inspector General Sivamani Paramesh, PTM, TM,COMCG(East), Commandant (JG) Mahavir Singh, Commanding Officer, ICGS Priyadarshini. The ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Coast Guard and GRSE.

The ship ICGS Priyadarshini is the first in the series. The remaining four ships are in advanced stages of construction. The FPV is a medium range surface vessel capable of operations in the maritime zones of India. These powerful, fuel-efficient platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. The entire design of these FPVs has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by Indian Coast Guard. The ship is 50 meters long, 7.5 meters wide with a displacement of around 308 tonnes. It is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles, and is equipped with 3 main engines with advanced control systems, water jet units and an integrated bridge system integrating all communication and navigation systems. The ships are also fitted with 40/60 gun as main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

The FPV designs which are exclusive to GRSE are an improvisation on the Indian Coast Guards) built by the Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard, few years ago. Over the years, GRSE has established capabilities for in-house design and shipbuilding and has made significant contributions to the indigenous warship construction program in India. The Design R&D Unit of GRSE, has been recognised by Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

Having hit the 100 warship delivery mark in Mar 19, GRSE currently has a strong order book of around INR. 22,000 crore equipping the shipyard with a deep pool of revenue-generating projects.14 ships which include 03 P17A, 01 ASWC, 04 Nos. Survey Vessels (Large), 02 LCUs, 04 FPVs are in various stages of construction and are expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard accordingly. Three ships of Project P17A Advanced Stealth Frigates are being constructed using Integrated Construction Technology, 3D Modelling concepts and latest software like Aveva Marine and NAPA. GRSE has also been declared successful bidder in competitive bidding for another 08 ASW- SWC ships for the Indian Navy, the Contract for which is expected to be signed shortly.

GRSE has entered its Diamond Jubilee year of operationsand with today’s commissioning of ICGS Priyadarshini, GRSE has once again demonstrated its commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the nation, thereby living up to the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini-Ratna Category-I Shipyard.Over the last 60 years, the company has delivered 100 warships to the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and the Mauritius Coast Guard. GRSE is the first Indian shipyard to hit this historic century landmark for warship building. GRSE has consolidated its position as the nation’s leading shipyard by building a range of warships from world class Frigates to Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes to Fast Attack Crafts and many more.

GRSE continues to raise its bar higher in the sphere of maritime engineering excellence. The ace shipbuilder has set sail towards its growth trajectory in line with its vision to be a world leader with focus on four fold increase in Value of Production in coming 4-5 years, increased thrust on export of warships, incorporation of latest technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics) in various areas of operations to improve internal efficiencies and profit margins.Continuous research and innovation, excellent product quality, lean thinking and a strong corporate structure powered by an outstanding human capital promise a great future for GRSE

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Postby MeshaVishwas » 21 May 2019 15:32

Following a tip-off @IndiaCoastGuard Ship apprehended a #Karachi registered #Pakistani #Fishing Boat 'AL-MADINA' with 06 crew onboard off #Gujarat coast this morning & seized 194 packets of #Narcotics substance. Boat is being escorted 2 #Jakhau 4 investigation @DefenceMinIndia

https://twitter.com/IndiaCoastGuard/sta ... 63136?s=19
Brilliant job by the ICG.
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Postby Vips » 11 Aug 2019 04:03

GRSE launches 5th FPV for Indian Coast Guard.

Nearly 77 years after she attained martyrdom, Kanaklata Barua was ‘reborn’ in Kolkata in the form of a Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of the Indian Coast Guard on Saturday. Barua was only 17 when she was shot dead by the police while participating in the country’s freedom struggle in Assam’s Gohpur on September 20, 1942.

The FPV that was launched by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is fifth and last in a series of such vessels being built for the Coast Guard. It was christened ICG Kanaklata Barua by Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Ajay Kumar, secretary, defence production.

“In the Coast Guard, we name these class of vessels after women freedom fighters. We had an FPV named Kanaklata Barua that was also built by GRSE in 1997. We decommissioned the ship in 2017. The Coast Guard is creating assets to safeguard the country’s maritime boundary and modern ships like this one are being inducted. We now have 142 ships. By 2023, the number of ships will go up to 190, (Another 50 ships in 4 years thats a scorching pace :) ) ” said Rajan Bargotra, IG and commander, Coast Guard Region Northeast.

According to GRSE chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (retd) V K Saxena, the FPV launched during the day has a high indigenous content and is much more advanced than the ones built earlier. The 50 metre long and 7.5 metre wide ship will have a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of 1,500 km. With three advanced engines and a 40/60 gun, it is ideally suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and search and rescue operations. “We now have a capacity of building 20 ships concurrently. We will be investing another Rs 200 crore for upgradation. After that, we shall be able to build 24 ships concurrently,” Saxena said.

The defence production secretary spoke on how GRSE has set a goal to export ships to friendly nations. “GRSE has the potential to do so. It has gathered knowledge and expertise in modern shipbuilding. Even the market appreciates the company’s efforts. Despite difficult times, GRSE’s share value is 20-30% higher than its listed value. It can not only meet the needs of the country but also that of friendly countries. By bagging two naval orders through competitive bidding, the company has shown its ability to evolve from the nomination era to the competitive one. India is producing tanks, guns and other equipment to meet the country’s needs. We are also tying up with Russia for the production of assault rifles. In the last year, our defence exports have been more than Rs 11,000 crore. Much of these are components for global OEMs. We have potential markets in South East Asia, Middle East Asia, Central Asia, the US and Africa,” Kumar said.

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Postby Vips » 25 Sep 2019 19:46

Rajnath Singh commissions Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Varaha.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday formally commissioned the Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel 'Varaha' at the Chennai Port Trust in Chennai.After unveiling a plaque commemorating the commissioning ceremony, Rajnath Singh said the state-of-the-art ship was going to be a force multiplier for Indian Coast Guard, pointing it has capabilities to operate twin-engine ALH Helicopters developed indigenously by HAL.

Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Chennai on Tuesday on a two-day visit, participated in the Investiture Ceremony of Coast Guard. "it is indeed reassuring to witness the growing strength of Indian Coast Guard, the 'Sentinals of our seas' and capabilities of Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd one of the strong supporting pillars for production and maintenance of surface assets of our maritime forces," he said.

Rajnath Singh said the name 'Varaha' from Puranas reminded of the principle of sacrifice and rescue at sea, saving mother Earth, restoring harmony and strength. Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Coast Guard and L&T shipyard for bringing Varaha back overseas.

The multitude challenges of drug trafficking, oil spill incidents, and the growing threat of maritime terrorism calls for cooperation on regional arrangements with various Maritime Nations and Indian Coast Guard over the years has built bonds of diplomacy, he noted.

Rajnath Singh said the Coast Guard entered into a memorandum of understanding with seven maritime nations for capacity building training collective and cooperative response to deal with Maritime threats.

India's engagement with the world has seen an exponential growth and today the coast guard is at the fulcrum operating round the clock for safeguarding national interest in the maritime zones of India apart from building bridges of confidence at sea for the safety, security and growth in the Indian ocean.

The OPV is part of the contract awarded to Larsen and Toubro to build seven offshore patrol vessels at the Kattuppalli Port near here.This is the fourth in the series of seven 98-m vessel awarded to Larsen and Toubro. 'Varaha' refers to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu who took the form of a boar to rescue Goddess Earth from the ocean by lifting her on his tusks. 'Varaha' is the projection of Coast Guard's will and commitment 'to serve and protect' the maritime interest of the country.

According to sources, the ship has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen and Toubro and is fitted with state of the art communication technology and navigation, sensor and machinery. The vessel is equipped with a 30-mm gun and a 12.7mm gun for enhancing the fighting efficiency of the vessel.

Some of the special features of the vessel include Integrated Bridge System, Automated power management system, high power external firefighting system, indigenously built Integrated platform management system and Help Traversing System.

The ship also carries four high-speed boats including two rigid hull inflated boats for boarding operation, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.Besides, the ship has capabilities of carrying limited Pollution Response equipment to contain oil spill at Sea.

It displaces 2,100 tonne and propelled by two engines and is capable of achieving maximum speed of 26 knots and endurance of 5000 nautical miles.The ship will be manned by 14 officers and 89 men.

It will be commanded by Commandant Dushyant Kumar. The ship is planned to be based at New Mangalore under the administrative and operational control of Coast Guard Commander (West) Region.

The Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 142 ships and boats and 62 aircraft. Further 65 ships were at various stages of construction at different shipyards in India and 16 advanced light helicopters were under production at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

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Postby Vips » 07 Nov 2019 09:42

GRSE delivers fast patrol vessel, 'Annie Besant' to Indian Coast Guard.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) on Tuesday delivered 'Annie Besant', second in the series of five fast patrol vessels (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard.

The protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed between GRSE chairman & managing director Rear Admiral V K Saxena and Commanding Officer of the vessel, Commandant (JG) Sunny Deo at the Kolkata-based state-run defence shipyard.

The FPV, a medium range surface vessel with a length of 50 m, width of 7.5 m and displacement of around 308 T, is capable of operations in the maritime zones of India.The powerful, fuel-efficient platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations.

The vessel is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles.She is equipped with three main engines of MTU make and built up at GRSE with advanced control systems, ‘Water Jet’ units and an ‘integrated bridge system’ integrating all communication and navigation systems.

The ship is also fitted with 40/60 gun as main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

GRSE currently has a strong order book position of around Rs 27, 400 crore under which there are a total of 22 warships at various stages of construction.Presently, the company has six projects that are under way: five projects of the Indian Navy and one of the Indian Coast Guard.

GRSE is aggressively pursuing the new request for proposals (RFP) that have been issued by the ministry of defence.GRSE has responded to the RFPs for two Pollution Control Vessels (PCVs) and eight FPVs for the Indian Coast Guard.

GRSE is also preparing response to RFPs for construction of 12 Air-Cushion Vehicles for Indian Coast Guard and Indian Army and the major project for construction of six New Generation Missile Vessels for Indian Navy.

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Postby Vips » 15 Nov 2019 22:33

India launches 11th Sankalp-class vessel.

India's Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has launched another 105 m improved Sankalp-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ordered for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

The vessel was launched on 14 November at GSL's facilities in Goa. It will be the 11th vessel in the Sankalp class, which is referred to in India as the Samarth class after the programme's third ship, which features a longer beam than its predecessors.

The OPV is part of a five-vessel, INR20 billion (USD275 million) contract approved by the Indian government in August 2016. This contract is also referred to in country as the Samarth-class Flight II project.

It is a follow-on contract to the six 105 m Batch II Sankalp-class OPVs, also referred to as the Samarth-class Flight I, which GSL signed for in January 2012.

The improved Sankalp class has an overall beam of 13.6 m, a draught of about 3.7 m, and displaces 2,450 tonnes at full load. The OPV is powered by two MTU 20V 8000 M71L diesel engines driving two controllable pitch propellers, and has a top speed of 23 kt and a standard range of 6,500 n miles (12,038 km) at 12 kt.

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India's 11th Sankalp-class OPV, seen here at its launch ceremony. Source: Goa Shipyard Limited

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Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Postby tsarkar » 15 Nov 2019 23:27

These are the real Littoral Combat Ships providing immense capability at a fraction of the cost.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 16 Nov 2019 04:57

tsarkar wrote:These are the real Littoral Combat Ships providing immense capability at a fraction of the cost.


Sir is there any framework for ICG to fight under the Navy? Is it ever practicsed?


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