Five Coast Guard Ships inducted in A&N Region Fleet


Port Blair, April 13: Five Coast Guard ships including two Fast Patrol Vessels namely ICGS Rajdhwaj and ICGS Rajtarang along with three Fast Interceptor Boats were inducted yesterday in a eye catching ceremony held at Coast Guard Jeety, Haddo. Chief Guest Shri Anindo Majumdar, IAS, Chief Secretary (A&N) along with Inspector General KR Suresh, Tatrakshak Medal, Commander Coast Guard Region(A&N) congratulated & welcomed the crew of all the five ships for their maiden voyage from the mainland and dedicated the ships to the Coast Guard fleet at Andaman & Nicobar Region. The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries along with Coast Guard officers & men including print & electronic media.
The accretion of fleet with five ships induction into the CG fleet is a force-multiplier to the operational capacity matrix. These ships will be based at Port Blair, Kamorta, Diglipur and will augment the reach and efficiency of Coast Guard in undertaking array of assignments, which Coast Guard is responsible in maritime zones associated with A&N islands.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest expressed his gratitude to the Coast Guard fraternity for enhancing the fleet strength of A&N Region and thus safety and security matrix of these pristine Isles. On behalf of A&N administration, he assured all out support to Indian Coast Guard in developing infrastructure and logistic support for new assets. He congratulated Coast Guard for accomplishing all task under its charter of duties in this region and its immense contribution towards flagship programme of Indian Government. He also appreciated all stake holders for having perfect synergy in A&N Region and same should be considered as role model by other states.
Enhancing coastal security by asset building through positioning such par excellence ships will definitely unlock the potential of this region and will enhance the safety quotient of these strategically located Isles. This will help in mitigating non-conventional threats like poaching, illegal immigration etc. In collaboration with A&N Administration, Coast Guard Region (A&N) is taking it as a challenge to develop support infrastructure and logistic support for new assets, for their optimal utilisation and swift deployment even to remotest corners of A&N.

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