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Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varaha’

Published on September 26, 2019
Current context: The Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel 'Varaha' was commissioned at the Chennai Port Trust on 25th September 2019.
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varaha’
  • The ICGS Varaha is the 4th in the series of seven 98-m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
  • The ship will have onboard 14 officers and 89 men.
  • The ship has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its Katupalli shipbuilding yard in North Chennai.
  • It will be deployed for the surveillance of India's Exclusive Economic Zone for maritime security in the region.
  • The special features of Varaha include:
    • Latest navigation and communication equipment with a 33-millimetre (mm) gun and 12.7 mm gun with the fire control system.
    • Integrated Bridge System
    • Automated Power Management System and
    • Indigenously built an Integrated Platform Management System.
    • Halo Traversing System
    • The vessel is designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats.
  • The ship will operate from the port of New Mangalore covering the region up to Kanyakumari.


Q.1 ‘Varaha’ was recently in the news in the context of?
a. It was recently commissioned in the Indian Coast Guard
b. It was recently decommissioned by the Indian Coast Guard
c. It was recently successfully tested by the Indian Air force
d. It was brought recently from USA
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