Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) ship C-452, designed and built by Larsen & Toubro is to be commissioned on 3 November 2020. The ICGS C-452 ship was indigenously built in India under the Make in India initiative.
Earlier, DM Rajnath Singh had commissioned the ICGS Sachet (offshore patrol vessel) and two other interceptor boats namely C-451 and C-450 in Goa.
Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
- Indian Coast Guard is an armed force and maritime law enforcement agency established in 1978 under the Coast Guard Act 1978.
- CG operates under Ministry of Defence.
- Indian Coast Guard works in close operation with the State Police Forces (SPF), Department of Revenue, Department of Fisheries and Indian Navy.
- The 4 main regional headquarters of Indian Coast Guard are located in Port Blair (South Andaman Island), Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
In 1960s the sea borne smuggling activities increased in India Cost. The Nagchaudhuri Committee was set up to find solution to the problem. In 1971, the Nagchaudhuri Committee recommended to create a patrolling service to safeguard India’s vast Coast line.
In 1974, Rustamji Committee was set up. It was this committee that recommended to set up the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Service.
Aircrafts serving Indian Coast Guard
Currently the aircrafts such as Dornier Do 228, HAL Dhruv and HAL Chetak (Aérospatiale Alouette III) are serving the ICG. Dornier Do 228 was jointly developed by India & Germany. HAL Dhruv was developed in India and HAL Chetak was jointly developed by India and France.
Vessels of Indian Coast Guard
Indian Coast Guard vessels are Samudra Class (Pollution Control Vessel), Samarth Class (offshore patrol vessel), Vikram Class, Vishwast Class, Sankalp class and Samar class are offshore patrol vessel.
Fast Patrol Vessels
The Fast Patrol Vessels of Indian Coast Guard are Aadesh Class, Rajshree Class, Rani Abbakka class, Priyadarshini Class and Sarojini Naidu Class all are patrol vessel.
Patrol Boats of ICG
Indian Coast Guard Patrol Boats are Bharti Class, ABG Class, L&T Class (fast interceptor craft), AMP Class and Swallow Craft Class (Inshore Patrol Vessels).
C-452 to be commissioned into Indian Navy