Coast guard Current Affairs, GK & News

Prasthan Offshore Security Exercise

‘Prasthan’ is an offshore security exercise that was conducted in Mumbai’s Offshore Development Area (ODA) on 23rd March 2022. This exercise was conducted under the aegis of the Western Naval Command’s Headquarters. Overview: This exercise is conducted every six months. This exercise was led by the Indian Navy. The participants of this exercise were from ..

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President’s Colour to INS Valsura

The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura has been awarded the prestigious President’s Colour by President Ram Nath Kovind. Overview: To mark this occasion, a guard of honour of 150-men was presented to the President and a ceremonial parade was held. About President’s Colour Award It is the highest award or honour that can be bestowed ..

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First National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC)

Following the 26/11 terrorist attack, India has been consistently trying to augment the nation’s maritime security. In regard to this, the government has appointed Vice Admiral (retd) G Ashok Kumar as the nation’s first national maritime security coordinator with the view of strengthening the country’s maritime security. Overview: This move has been made with the ..

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Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Karnaklata Barua commissioned

On September 30, 2020, the Indian Coast guard Vessel Karnaklata Barua was commissioned at Kolkata. The commissioning was done through video conferencing. Highlights The ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs (Fast Patrol Vessels) built by GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers). The GRSE is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking. It was delivered ..

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ICGS Varad: First Major Defence ship to clear all acceptance Trials in a Single Sea Sortie

On February 28, 2020, the Indian Coast Guard’S ICGS Varad, an Offshore Patrol Vessel was commissioned at Chennai port. The vessel is to operate under North Eastern Coast Guard Region. Highlights The ICGS was built by L&T at Kattupalli near Chennai. It is 98 metres long and holds modern navigation and communication equipment. It is ..

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Union Shipping Minister launches sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’

Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’. The vessel was designed and indigenously built by Larsen and Toubro to enhance coastal security of the country. This is the sixth in the series of seven patrol vessels built by L&T, and would be used for day and night patrolling. The ..

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