On 29th May 2021, National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval virtually commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Sajag into Indian Coast Guard (ICG). OPV Sajag was built under the ‘Make in India’ initiative by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) with State-of-Art technology.
i.The virtual launch event saw the participation of K Natarajan, Director General of Indian Coast Guard; Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary; BB Nagpal CMD of GSL.
Note – 3 Indian ships – ICGS Samudra Prahari, ICGS Vajra & ICGS Vaibhav were involved in extinguishing fire in the container vessel X-Press Pearl at Colombo coast in Sri Lanka.
ii.OPV Sajag will be a part of guarding India’s 7500 km long coast and will be involved in overseas missions along the Indo-Pacific region.
Note – ICGS Vikram is India’s 1st Indigenously developed Offshore Patrol vessel
Recent Related News:
Indian Coast Guard’s OPV ‘Sujeet’ commissioned into Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), which was designed and built indigenously by GSL.
About Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL):
Chairman and Managing Director – Bharat Bhushan Nagpal
Established – 1957
Location – Vasco da Gama, Goa
About Indian Coast Guard(ICG):
ICG being the 4th largest in the world with almost 160 ships and 62 aircraft.
Motto – “Vayam Rakshamah” – We Protect
Director General – Krishnaswamy Natarajan
Established – February 1977 (as a part of Indian Navy; later in 1978 as a separate organisation)
Headquarters – New Delhi