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Coast Guard commissions ICGS Apoorva and C421

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Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Apoorva and interceptor boat C-421 were commissioned by Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command, Mumbai and Vice Admiral Surindar Pal Singh Cheema off the naval dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • ICGS FPV Apoorva is commanded by Commandant Dinesh Dogra with a complement of 5 officers and 34 ranks.
  • ICGS Interceptor Boat C-421 is commanded by Deputy Commandant Rohit Kulkarni with a complement of 1 officer and 13 ranks.


  • It is built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi.
  • It is 14th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV)
  • 50 meter long FPV that displaces 317 Tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots
  • Apoorva means unparalleled will be based at Goa
  • It is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, advanced communication and navigational equipment.


  • It is built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T Ltd), Surat
  • It is 27th in the series of IBs constructed by L & T Limited
  • Water jet propelled vessel can achieve a maximum speed of 45 Knots
  • The vessel will be based at Androth in Lakshadweep islands.
  • It is fitted with medium range armaments and is designed for close coast and shallow water operations.


ICGS Aadesh the first Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of the series was launched on January 9, 2013 based in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu followed by

Launch dateNameHome Port
21 March 2013AbheekChennai
28 May 2013AbhinavKochi
30 September 2013AbhirajTuticorin, (Tamil Nadu)
29 November 2013AchookMumbai
29 November 2013AgrimMumbai
29 March 2014AmartyaNew Mangalore
5 June 2014AmeyaKaraikal (Puducherry)
5 August 2014AmoghParadip (Odisha)
30 September 2014AnaghChennai
28 November 2014AnkitPorbandar (Gujarat)
17 January 2015AnmolHaldia (West Bengal)
26 February 2015ApoorvaGoa