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NSA Ajit Doval commissions Coast Guard’s offshore patrol vessel Sajag

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National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, has recently commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel Sajag.

Key Points:

  • Sajag has been built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
  • Sajag is the third in the series of 105 m offshore patrol vessels (OPV)  indigenously designed in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ vision.
  • Sajag was commended by NSA for indigenously developing ships for Maritime Armed forces with state-of-the-art machinery, latest technology sensors and equipment.

About Patrol Boat:

  • A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defence, border protection, immigration law-enforcement, search and rescue duties.
  • It is also referred to as a patrol craft, patrol ship or patrol vessel)
  • They may be operated by a nation’s navy, coast guard, police force or customs and may be intended for marine (“blue water”) or estuarine (“green water”) or river (“brown water”) environments.
  • They are commonly found engaged in various border protection roles, including anti-smuggling, anti-piracy, fisheries patrols, and immigration law enforcement.
  • They are also often called upon to participate in rescue operations.

Classification of Patrol Boats:

  • The patrol boats are broadly classified as inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).
  • They are warships of smaller size and include fast attack craft, missile boats and torpedo boats.
  • The Offshore Patrol Vessel is a highly versatile ship, designed to perform Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) management roles, including the provision of maritime security to coastal areas and effective disaster relief.
  • The offshore patrol vessels are usually the smallest ship in a navy’s fleet that is large and seaworthy enough to patrol off-shore in the open ocean.
  • Smaller inshore patrol vessels also known as coastal patrol craft or coastal patrol boats.

About Indian Coast Guard ICG:

  • ICG is an armed force that protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
  • IGC was founded on 18 August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of Parliament of India an independent Armed force of India.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • The motto of IGC is Vayam  “Vayam Rakshamah” meaning “We Protect”.
  • The Coast Guard works in close cooperation with the Indian Navy, the Department of Fisheries, the Department of Revenue (Customs), and the Central and State police forces.
  • The Director-General of IGC is Krishnaswamy Natrajan, PTM, TM, and the Additional Director General is Krupa Ram Nautiyal, PTM, TM.

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