Indian Coast Guard launches patrol ship ICGS VARAH

Indian Coast Guard launches patrol ship ICGS VARAH

Question: Which of the following patrol ship is launched by the Indian Coast Guard?
(a) Saryu
(b) Samar
(c) Vikram
(d) Varah
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • A patrol ship ICGS VARAH has been launched by the Indian Coast Guard to patrol the sea coast.
  • It is 98 M series offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) of Indian Coast Guard and it is the third in a series of seven similar ships that are to be handed over to the Coast Guard till March 2021.

  • It is manufactured indigenously by Larsen & Toubro at Chennai’s Larsen and Tubro Kattupalli Shipyard.
  • This vessel is equipped with Integrated Bridge System, Automated Power Management, and Integrated Platform Management High Power External Fire Fighting System. It uses 30 mm and two 12.7 mm guns and can surf with maximum speed of 26 knots. It has an endurance of 5,000 nautical miles.


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