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ICGS Vigraha

ICGS Vigraha- Relevance for UPSC Exam

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ICGS Vigraha- Context

  • Recently, the Defence Minister dedicated to the Nation the indigenously built Coast Guard Ship ICGS ‘Vigraha’ in Chennai.
  • The defense minister said that ICGS Vigraha is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership to achieve ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’.

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ICGS Vigraha- Key Points

  • About ICGS Vigraha: It is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) that has been designed and built indigenously by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Ltd.
    • It is seventh in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels.
    • With the entry of ICGS Vigraha, the Indian Coast Guard’s fleet will have 157 Ships and 66 Aircraft in its inventory.
  • Operational and Administrative Command: It will operate on India’s Eastern Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
    • ICGS Vigraha will be based in Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh.

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ICGS Vigraha: Arsenal Onboard and Operational Capabilities

  • ICGS Vigraha is fitted with advanced technology radars, navigation & communication equipment, sensors, and machinery capable of operating in tropical sea conditions. The ICGS Vigraha is also-
    • capable of carrying one twin-engine Helicopter & four high-speed boats.
    • Equipped with integrated bridge system, integrated platform management system, automated power management system, and high-power external fire-fighting system.
    • Armed with a 40/60 Bofors gun and fitted with two 12.7 mm Stabilized Remote-Control Gun with the fire control system.
  • The ICGS Vigraha will be deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter, to safeguard the maritime interests of India.
  • The ICGS Vigraha ship is also capable of carrying limited pollution response equipment to contain oil spills at sea.

 

 

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