ICG offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ Commissioned at Chennai Port Trust

ICG offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ Commissioned at Chennai Port Trust

ICG offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ Commissioned at Chennai Port Trust


Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ at Chennai Port Trust. ICG ship would be based at New Mangalore and will operate from New Mangalore port covering up to Kanyakumari. 'Varaha"will remain under administrative and operational control of Commander Coast Guard region (west).  There will be on board 14 officers and 89 men. ICG ship will add to the strength of Indian Coast Guard in responding to threats of maritime terrorism, smuggling and challenges of maritime enforcement.

Important Points about ICGS Varaha 

It is the fourth in series of seven 98-m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG). 'Varaha' has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its Katupalli ship building yard in North Chennai.

Features of ICGS 'Varaha'


  • It is equipped with latest navigation and communication equipment
  • It is designed to carry 4 high speed boats and one twin engine helicopter.
  • It also equipped with most advanced sensors and machinery as well as a 33-millimetre (mm) gun. 
  • It will also be fitted with 12.7 mm gun with fire control system. Special features of ICGS 'Varaha" includes- Integrated Bridge System Automated Power Management System Indigenously built Integrated Platform Management System Halo Traversing System
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