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Cochin Shipyard launches first fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard

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The Hindu Business Line Cochin Shipyard Ltd has launched the first fast patrol vessel (FPV), being built for the Indian Coast Guard, on Wednesday. The vessel — Aadesh — was launched by Jayasree Muralidharan, in the presence of M.P. Muralidharan, Director General, Indian Coast Guard (ICG). K. Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing Director, senior officials of [...]

Indian Coast Guard beef up patrolling fleet

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IANS The Indian Coast Guard further augmented their patrolling capacity with the commissioning of inshore patrol vessel ‘Rajkamal’ by union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh here Tuesday. The 50-metre vessel that can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots is armed with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, said a statement [...]

India finds proof of Pakistan training Somali pirates

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TNN It is now official: Somali sea pirates are being trained in Pakistan to carry out a proxy war against India. Though Indian security agencies had been hinting at a Pakistani link to Somali sea pirates since long, material evidence to support this assertion has only been recently recovered. The evidence was obtained from nine [...]

Coast Guard lacks teeth to safeguard India’s coast: CAG

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IANS In a shocking revelation, the government auditors Friday brought out the wide gaps in India’s coastal security, saying that the Coast Guard (CG) lacks adequate force levels to keep a vigil on India’s porous 7,500-km-long coastline. The auditor’s shocker comes only days after an abandoned Panama-flagged cargo vessel MT Pavit ran aground on a [...]

IAF working with Coast Guard, Navy to combat pirate menace

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THE HINDU The Indian Air Force (IAF) was working in tandem with the Navy and the Coast Guard to curb the pirate menace which threatens international shipping in India’s area of influence, outgoing Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command, Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji said here on Thursday. He said pirate vessels operating out [...]

Coast Guard to procure six maritime aircraft

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PTI The Indian Coast Guard is planning to procure six Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft for enhancing surveillance in coastal areas and country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The sea guarding force has expressed its intent to procure these aircraft soon after it suspended its over two-year-long tender process for acquiring an equal number of Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance [...]

HAL to hand over surveillance aircraft to Coast Guard

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TNN The Transport Aircraft Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will hand over the Dornier-228 multi-role maritime surveillance aircraft to the director general of Coast Guard on Thursday. Over the years, HAL has produced 4-seater transport aircraft (HS-748), 18-seater multi-role transport aircraft called Dornier-228, Rohini & ITG-3 gliders, an agriculture aircraft called HA-31 Basant and a [...]

Pirates off Lakshadweep, Navy keeps eagle eye

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TNN More than 100 pirates active in the high seas are threatening the merchant navy charting waters off Lakshadweep Islands. Sources in the maritime forces said, “We have been alerted about the presence of two more groups of pirates by the merchant navy.” Since January, around 120 pirates have been arrested in four anti-piracy operations [...]

India Navy to induct new fleet tanker on Friday

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Expanding its strategic reach, Indian Navy will induct a new Italy-made fleet tanker on Friday in its inventory boosting its blue-water capabilities. The tanker, christened INS Deepak, is being inducted under a 159 million Euros contract for procuring two fleet tankers, of which the second one would be inducted by the middle [...]

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