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Indian Coast Guard : News, Pictures and Discussions.

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Oct 17, 2016.

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How satisfied you are with the CoastGuard Build-up?

  1. 95-100%

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  2. 75%

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  4. I am not satisfied.[Do express your reasons for any of your choice. ]

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  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Yes, this would be a good idea if they are for land based duties only ie shore defence as the present setup is that shore-based coastal security is the responsibility of state police forces and we all know this is flawed as they don't have the inclination to devout many resources to coastal security.

    As long as the proposed central coastal security force remains 100% land based with only short legged assets (nothing larger than a FIC) then I have no problem with the idea and think it's a fine idea. There are obviously gaps int the current setup, a nodal agency for shore based coastal seucirty would be good and could even reduce the pressure on the ICG and IN.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Light helicopters for Observation and SAR , RHIBs, Search and Rescue boats , etc is all [if they are formed] they will have.

    There is another role , Harbour/Port Security. Its not uniform throughout India. We need to assign this task to a single agency, either CISF or this upcoming force.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    I hope that given this is one of the few opportunites in the recent past to raise a new force from scratch that the MHA/GoI does it properly from the outset and provides them with cutting edge equipment and training from day one instead of getting bits and peices from other CAPFs.

    Of course, pigs are more likely to fly than this come to be but a guy can dream...


    I think CISF is more suited for this role, they are building up immense expertise in securing strategically sensitive infrastructure sites and multi-billion dollar facilities and I'd say they are the top agency for carrying out audits of premisies in India (in fact CISF does offer this service to the private sector).

    I agree that a blanket policy should come out and CISF should be deployed to all ports not just a few as they currently are.
     
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    L&T class OPV for ICG

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    Deliveries of 7 ships to start by mid next year, at 6 month intervals.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Expect the delivery to happen somewhere in April-May next year.

    The US Coast Guard did adopt a stealthy looking design for its Legend Class Cutters, I wonder why are we not doing the same ?
     
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    NSC are capable of being upgraded to light frigate standard if needed. Even the older Hamilton class can be upgraded to do combat duties

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    As for us, I say we should start with Saryu class OPVs.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    ICGS Shaurya OPV commissioned

    Indian Coast Guard ship “Shaurya”, the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), was on Saturday commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
    The OPV, which draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled by 9100 kilowatt diesel engine, has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
    “The features include 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, integrated bridge system, integrated machinery control system, power management system and high-power external fire fighting system,” a statement issued from the Indian Coast Guard said.
    “The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five high-speed boats, including two quick reaction inflatable boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea,” the statement said.
    The ship will be based at Chennai and operate under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and will be deployed extensively for Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance, apart from safeguarding India’s maritime interests.
    Presently, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 129 ships and boats, and 72 ships and boats are at various stages of construction at different shipyards in India.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-coast-guard-ship-shaurya-commissioned-in-goa-4794458/
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    L&T delivers 2 interceptor ships to Indian Coast Guard

    Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) defence division delivered another two high speed ships to the Indian Coast Guard seven months ahead of schedule. This is part of the two contracts being executed by the company for design and construction of 54 interceptors to Indian Coast Guard.

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, JD Patil, Senior VP and Head-Defence & Aerospace at Larsen & Toubro spoke at length about the contract being executed.

    There are 54 on orders; 34 of them are delivered, so we still have 20 more to go, he said.

    He further said that based on the current rate of delivery we should be out in exactly ten more quarters.

    On offshore petrol vessel front, he said its progressing well and will be in a position to launch the first ship sometime in September.

    http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/bu...ptor-ships-to-indian-coast-guard-2363685.html
     
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    In a few years time our coast guard alone will have more ships & vessels than the entire Pakistan Navy.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    It already has.

    In few years, it will go ahead in total tonnage also.
     
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    Coast Guard Training Ship ICGS VARUNA Decommissioned

    The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honours at a ceremony held at the south jetty of the Southern Naval Command here on Wednesday.

    The ship had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years. Inspector General K.R. Nautiyal, Commander of the Coast Guard Region (West), presided over the traditional ceremony.

    Mr. Nautiyal highlighted the contributions of the ship to the training of officer trainees of the Coast Guard and the Navy and commended the ship’s company for the yeomen service rendered for the past 30 years.

    During the ceremony, an impressive guard of honour was paraded and with sunset the ‘Coast Guard Ensign’ was hauled down on the ship for the last time. Soon after, as is the tradition when a ship is decommissioned, the ‘Decommissioning Pennant’ which is equal to the length of the ship, was lowered. The Commanding Officer of the ship DIG Rajesh Mittal commanded the ceremonial parade and made the final decommissioning report to the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).

    ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock. The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s. A cadet training ship for the past 10 years, it has now been replaced by ICGS Sarathi in the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy.[​IMG]
     
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