Indian coast guard ship Rajkiran commissioned

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    Indian coast guard ship Rajkiran commissioned


    Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Aug 29 (IBNS) Indian coast guard ship `Rajkiran`, the third of the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata was commissioned on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command.

    The 50-meter indigenous IPV displaces 300 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots, with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 16 knots.

    Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, Search and Rescue, and medical evacuation.


    The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with indigenous Fire Control system (FCS).

    ICGS "Rajkiran", literally meaning "Royal Light", will be based at Haldia and will be under Administrative and Operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region(North-East).

    In his address during the commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra assured that the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are working in tandem to achieve the overall objective of Maritime and Coastal Security of our country.

    He also stated that that there are numerous stakeholders involved in Coastal Security and building synergy amongst all of them is extremely important to achieve the common goal of national security.

    Indian coast guard ship Rajkiran commissioned
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    Does India has an Trimaran model ships...i so love it after seeing the chinese and the indonesian models