Bengal launches 13th FPV

At present, the ICG fleet has 116 surface platforms and 62 air assets.

West Bengal Governor launches 13th Fast Patrol Vessel

Written by Aniruddha Ghosal

Even as the central government seeks to develop a string of ports around the country’s coastline while reaching out to the government of maritime states as a part of its ‘Sagarmala Project’, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) continues with its acquisition initiatives to strengthen its existing fleet. While commissioning the Indian Coast Guard Ship Anmol, West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi spoke about how the role of the coast guard “is becoming more crucial day by day because of the strategic developments in China” and the adjacent countries.

“With the upcoming Sagarmala project, the responsibility of the service towards safeguarding coastal frontiers will become pivotal in the coming years,” said Tripathi.

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