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

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  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Captain Technical Analyst

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    'Coast Guard vital in safeguarding India's maritime interest'

    Press Trust of India | Visakhapatnam Oct 19, 2016 06:28 PM IST

    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has played a major role in safeguarding the maritime interest of the country, Director General of ICG Rajendra Singh said today.

    Addressing a gathering after Commissioning the Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) of ICG Ship 'Rani Gaidinliu' at Coast Guard Jetty here, he said the changing security Scenario in the Maritime domain dictates the need for coastal security on a 24X7 basis where the coast guard have to maintain a constant vigil.

    Singh said the Indian Coast Guard's fleet Strength has gone to 123 Ships and 62 Aircraft From 1997.

    He said ICG ship Rani Gaidinliu, named after the freedom fighter from Manipur, will Primarily focus on surveillance at the sea, coastal patrol, anti-smuggling operations, protection of fishermen, beside the routine Search and Rescue Operations.

    ICGS Rani Gaidinliu is the fourth of its class and has been designed and build ingeniously by Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), Visakhapatnam.

    The Vessel is equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated Navigational and Communication sensors and equipment, Singh said.

    It is 51-metre in length, 330 tonnes displacement, capable of achieving maximum speed of 34 knots. The ship is fitted with the state-of-the-art communication, navigational equipment and 30 mm CRN-91 gun on-board as main armament. It will be based at the Krishnapatanam Port.
    Indian Coast Guard Region (East) Inspector General, Rajan Bargotra, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Gaikhangam, Flag Officers and other civilian officers also attended the function.

    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...india-s-maritime-interest-116101900990_1.html
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Captain Technical Analyst

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    Guarding our coast line
    Posted by: nt October 21, 2016 in Kurio City

    Manu Anand
    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) or Bharatiya Tatrakshak is the fourth service created to guard India’s vast coastline and to enforce maritime laws of the country. The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organisation, conducting round-the-year real-life operations at sea. Despite being relatively small, it has a wide range of task capabilities for both surface and air operations. The Indian Coast Guard is not part of the Indian Navy. The Indian Coast Guard is directly under the Ministry of Defence.
    ICG’s mission: Protection of India’s maritime resources and offshore wealth including oil, fish and minerals; enforcement of maritime laws with jurisdiction over both territorial and international waters; preserving and protecting marine ecology, environment and rare species; assisting mariners in distress and safeguarding life and property at sea and supporting Indian Navy during war.
    What they do: Coast guards are responsible for the scrutiny of Indian territorial waters and Indian Exclusive Economic Zone to prevent poaching, smuggling and other illegal activities. Coast guards work in close cooperation with the Indian Navy, fisheries department, revenue department and the central and state police forces. The motto of Indian Coast Guard is ‘Vayam Rakshamah’ which means ‘We Protect’.
    Classification and ranks: General Duty Branch: This is the operational branch of the Coast Guard. The command of ships at sea can only be exercised by officers of the General duty (GD) branch.
    General Duty Branch (pilot/navigator): One gets an opportunity to work on shore air stations along the Indian coasts and on Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) to provide local surveillance and perform search and rescue missions at sea.
    Technical Branch: Deals with the maintenance and repair of various ships and aircraft of the coast guard. The electrical branch is responsible for the effective and efficient functioning of the power generation and distribution system of the ship, radio and communication equipment, radars and other sensors.
    Law officers: Act as legal advisers to their respective commanders. They represent the Indian Coast Guard in legal actions filed by or against the organisation.
    Yantriks operate and maintain mechanical, electrical or aeronautical equipment and systems on board the coast guard vessels and aircraft.
    Naviks serve as sailors, weapons systems operators, communication specialists and divers or in specific maritime or aviation support roles.
    How to join ICG: One can join the coast guard as an assistant commandant after having completed a bachelor’s degree in science with maths and physics, and passing the second mate’s exam prescribed by the Ministry of Transport. An engineering degree or equivalent is necessary for entry in technical branches. For non-gazetted posts in the coast guard, matriculates are eligible for recruitment as naviks in the general duty branch, whereas candidates with a diploma in engineering are recruited as yantriks.
    Selection: Are conducted every January and June. Examinations are conducted in two phases. There is a preliminary selection test at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Port Blair. Those qualifying in Phase I go through a final selection in New Delhi.
    Women in coast guard: Women are recruited in the coast guard only as officers in general duty, general duty (pilot/navigation) and general duty (CPL holders, short service entry) branches. The selection process for women is similar to that of male candidates. Women officers are posted in non-sea going appointments. Unlike other armed forces, women officers in coast guard have the option to serve till superannuation, except for CPL holders and general duty branch – short service appointment.
    Training: After selection, candidates are sent for training to INS Mandovi, Naval Academy, Goa. The initial training is for a period of 20 weeks. One is then transferred all over the country
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    http://www.navhindtimes.in/guarding-our-coast-line/
     
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    DG of ICG reviews coastal security
    By Express News Service | Published: 21st October 2016 02:03 AM |
    Last Updated: 21st October 2016 04:52 AM | A+A A- |

    PARADIP: Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Rajendra Singh on Thursday reviewed the coastal security mechanism during his two-day visit to Paradip. Singh also interacted with local ICG officials, including Deputy Inspector General of ICG Paradip Sanjib Diwan, during a meeting at the conference hall of coastal guard office. He discussed about the future expansion and presence of the force in the State.

    A senior officer of ICG informed Singh that Paradip coast is more prone to terror attacks as it houses different mega industries including Paradip port and oil refinery project of IOCL. A threat is looming large over the fate of Odisha coast, especially in Paradip, as it is one of the vulnerable points for unabated exodus of foreign nationals from sea route. So the visit of the DGICG is aimed at bolstering ties with all stakeholders of coastal security mechanism, the official said.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...-of-icg-reviews-coastal-security-1530210.html
     
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    DG of ICG reviews coastal security
    By Express News Service | Published: 21st October 2016 02:03 AM |
    Last Updated: 21st October 2016 04:52 AM | A+A A- |

    PARADIP: Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Rajendra Singh on Thursday reviewed the coastal security mechanism during his two-day visit to Paradip. Singh also interacted with local ICG officials, including Deputy Inspector General of ICG Paradip Sanjib Diwan, during a meeting at the conference hall of coastal guard office. He discussed about the future expansion and presence of the force in the State.

    A senior officer of ICG informed Singh that Paradip coast is more prone to terror attacks as it houses different mega industries including Paradip port and oil refinery project of IOCL. A threat is looming large over the fate of Odisha coast, especially in Paradip, as it is one of the vulnerable points for unabated exodus of foreign nationals from sea route. So the visit of the DGICG is aimed at bolstering ties with all stakeholders of coastal security mechanism, the official said.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...-of-icg-reviews-coastal-security-1530210.html
     
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    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    Just like the IN, the ICG is suffering BADLY with a pathetic aviation arm and so I simply cannot rate their modernisation above 50% succesful. Their surface fleet upgrade/expansion is nothing short of awesome but a lack of focus on their aerial capabilties means they are a seriously limited force for the forseeable future.

    The ICG needs 10x the helos and fixed wing a/c it has now, not to mention at least 30 MALE UAVs.
     
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    HINDUSTAN SHIPYARD READY TO DELIVER THREE MORE VESSELS

    VISAKHAPATNAM: Post commissioning of ICGS Rani Gaidinliu, Hindustan Shipyard Limited is ready to deliver three more vessels. According to HSL, the shipyard will be delivering ICGS Rani Rashmoni, the last of the five inshore patrol vessels (IPV) to the Indian Coast Guard, in May 2017. Also, two bollards pull tugs will be delivered to Kolkata Port Trust by the end of this month. The last IPV of the series, ICGS Rani Rashmoni is in an advanced stage of construction and will be delivered by May 2017, a release said recently.
    In a release, HSL chairman and managing director rear admiral LV Sarat Babu said, "Dedicated efforts are being put in and innovative methods are being employed to improve productivity, quality and to hasten up the procurement processes in the shipyard since last nine months. As a result of this, the yard has delivered two tugs and one IPV so far. One 25T Bollard Pull tug, built for Indian Navy, is ready for delivery. Two 50T Bollard Pull Tugs will be delivered to KPT by the end of this month. With this, vessels delivered in this calendar year would reach six which will be a record achievement in Indian shipbuilding industry. Additionally, the ship repairs division of HSL has delivered 8 ships post repairs in this calendar year."
    HSL had recently commissioned the fourth of the five IPVs for the Indian Coast Guard, Rani Gaidinliu. HSL said IPV is a high-speed vessel built of light steel and fitted with water jet propulsion system. These vessels are powered by MTU engines with advanced machinery control system and can attain a maximum speed of 34 knots. They are considered as workhorses of the Coast Guard.

    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/10/hindustan-shipyard-ready-to-deliver.html
     
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    Sri Lanka, India, Maldives to begin sea exercise

    Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives will begin a four-day Coast Guard exercise in the Maldives on Tuesday to strengthen corporation and enhance the interoperability of forces.

    The Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara left for the Maldives from Colombo in order to take part in the tri-lateral exercise dubbed "DOSTI - XIII", reports Xinhua news agency.


    The 13th edition of the exercise will focus on Maritime Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Marine Pollution Response and anti-piracy operations.

    Representing the Indian Coast Guard are Samudra Pavak and Aadesh.

    http://www.business-standard.com/ar...ves-to-begin-sea-exercise-116102400611_1.html
     
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    Coast Guard devises plan to conduct rescue operations in case of emergency landings

    After two cases of emergency landings in Mumbai waters, the Indian Coast Guard has reportedly devised an elaborate plan to conduct search and rescue operations in the event of crisis which causes aircraft water ditching in the sea.
    Sources quoted by The Indian Express said that on 26 July, the Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) intimated the Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai, that the pilot of the flight Boeing 777-300 (EK 652) with 319 passengers on board, at a distance of 200 nautical miles (NM) reported smoke on the flight whilst on a passage from UAE to Maldives (Male).
    The Indian Coast Guard had to divert two of its patrolling ships off West-South-West coast of Mumbai and stationed other vessels on standby, according to a report by The Hindu.
    The report mentioned another incident occurred on 15 September when a Gulf Aircraft GFA 61 reported a burning smell on board when the aircraft was at least 200 kilometres off Mumbai.
    The Coast Guard has set up an Incident Command System (ICS), which works closely with the state disaster group, to deal with any mass rescue operations.
    Once an emergency is declared, they monitor the aircraft and move their ships simultaneously. The passengers also need urgent medical assistance once they have been rescued. The Coast Guard is ensuring that they are well prepared to conduct rescue operations during a mishap.
    The Indian Coast Guard has played a major role in safeguarding the maritime interests of the country. Director General of ICG Rajendra Singh said that the changing security scenario in the maritime domain dictates the need for coastal security on a 24X7 basis.

    With inputs from PTI

    http://m.firstpost.com/india/coast-...ns-in-case-of-emergency-landings-3075986.html
     
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    Damn good thread! You did just what was needed. Everything in one place. Would it be possible to take the types that you have mentioned, and plot them on a map of the coastline, according to numbers deployed at each location,and showing the range and weapon capability? That would give members an excellent overview of the 'coverage' of the coast line.
     
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    Prior commitments for some time now. But would do it.
     
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    Fine, take your time, but do it. It will show the maritime side of Indian defence, in this case, of the Indian join between defence and internal security.

    We are not doing the right thing keeping border policing as a police task, under the Home Ministry; IMO, we need to separate out the border responsibility, all around, to a specific administrative authority, covering the BSF and its peculiar and nonsensical variants (the ITBP, the SSB, all that crap, efforts at building micro-specialisation into a plain vanilla force without losing it to the pull of the greater undifferentiated multitude, so, making a completely different formation of it!). We need to position it as a forward arm of the armed forces, and get them away from the corrupting influence of the internal police forces. Corrupting not in the sense of 'hafta', which is a problem enough, but in the sense of their orientation towards the tides of internal social pulls and pushes. Like collaborating with cattle-smugglers in Bangladesh, for instance, like collaborating with drug smugglers for money, as is alleged of the Coast Guard already. These border guards, on land or on sea, should be suspicious of people approaching them for 'adjustments', irrespective of who these people are, either internal people or external.

    Malaysia has just started experimenting with a consolidated agency for 'security'. I presume, not having gone into the details yet, that this means that border security, internal security, including security against insurgency or armed agitation, and the order side of the police responsibility for law and order, all feed into this. It should.
     
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    Coast Guard fires in air to warn fishing boat
    Press Trust of India | Bhuj Nov 08, 2016 12:07 AM IST

    At least two rounds were fired in the air from an Indian Coast Guard ship after a fishing boat did not give it way between Mundra and Jakhau off Kutch coast today, said police.

    Fourteen local fishermen were detained after the incident as they tried to sail away following warning shots.

    "The incident took place in the high sea between coast of Mundra and Jakhau when a fishing boat came in the way of an ICG ship, which first sounded alarm to alert the fishermen," said Superintendent of Police Makrand Chauhan.

    "When the fishing boat did not give way, two rounds were fired from the ICG ship. These shots were "flash fire", a non-lethal ammunition used to warn others in the sea. No one was injured in the incident," Chauhan added.

    Police detained 14 fishermen on board the fishing boat after they reached the coast.
    "Upon checking their Identity cards, it was established that all of them are local fishermen. We let them go after giving them a warning," said Chauhan.

    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...-air-to-warn-fishing-boat-116110800005_1.html
     
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    Khmer Times/Ros Chanveasna Wednesday, 09 November 2016 690 views
    India Coast Guards Train With Navy
    The ICGS Samrat, which has docked at Sihanoukville. Supplied

    Indian coast guard vessel the ICGS Samrat docked at Sihanoukville port yesterday and kicked off a four-day visit in a bid to boost bilateral ties between the two nations, an official said.

    National Defense Ministry spokesperson General Chhum Socheat told Khmer Times that this was the second consecutive year the IGCS Samrat had visited Cambodia to conduct training exercises with the Royal Cambodian Navy.

    “During the visit, they will hold training sessions with the Royal Cambodian Navy on rescue missions for two days from today to Thursday and also on how to clean up in the event of an oil spill. Then they will perform joint exercises on Friday out at sea,” he said.

    According to the Indian embassy in Cambodia, the two nations first established diplomatic relations in the 1950s which were later suspended during the Khmer Rouge regime. However, cooperation between India and Cambodia resumed in 1981 after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

    The volume of India-Cambodia trade in 2014-2015 was approximately $160 million, a four percent increase from 2013-2014, which stood at about $154 million, the embassy website said.

    http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31839/india-coast-guards-train-with-navy/
     
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    ICGS Samraat in Cambodia
     
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    The Coast Guard has saved the lives of 16 Bangladeshi fishermen whose fishing boat was sinking due to technical snag in the Bay of Bengal.

    The Coast Guard ship 'Sucheta Kripalani' while on routine patrol off Odisha coast sighted a Bangladeshi fishing boat approximately 35 nautical miles East of Paradip.


    The ship immediately launched its boarding party to investigate, a Coast Guard officer said.

    "The master and crew of the vessel on preliminary investigation reported that the vessel after sailing on Nov 2 from Alipore Patuakhali district of Bangladesh developed a technical snag in its propeller shaft during cyclonic weather and had been drifting since Nov 3," the official said.

    The crew was provided with necessary medical assistance and food by the Coast Guard ship and subsequently, the boat was towed to Paradip anchorage for further investigation, he said.

    "A joint interrogation was conducted by Coast Guard, Immigration department, SIB and Marine Police officials at sea to ascertain the credentials of the crew as well as genuineness of the reported defect. Once found innocent, the boat was provided with technical expertise by the Coast Guard and broken propeller shaft of the boat was repaired," he said.

    Coast Guard is presently escorting the Bangladeshi fishing boat alongwith its 16 crew to International Maritime Border with Bangladesh for repatriation.

    (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

    http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/coast-guard-rescues-16-bangladeshi-fishermen-off-odisha-coast-1624752
     
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