Vessel constructed by M/s Goa shipyard limited
Mangaluru, May 29, 2021: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval commissioned Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Sajag through digital means today.
Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar, Indian Coast Guard Director General K Natarajan, and CMD Goa shipyard Cmde BB Nagpal (Retd) attended the event.
Ajit Doval commended Goa shipyard for indigenously developing ships for the Maritime Armed forces on time with state-of-the-art machinery, latest technology sensors, and equipment.
ICG ships are being built within the country in various shipyards, including private yards in line with GoI’s vision of ‘Make in India’. NSA was impressed to witness the ICG OPV Sajag.
Doval lauded Coast Guard for the support to the Coastal populace, as also to undertake diverse roles like Rescue operations during cyclones, marine pollution response, and anti-narco operations.
He said Indian Coast Guard has contributed significantly towards saving precious lives at sea in the recent disaster in Mumbai High.
Referring to ICG being the 4th largest in the world with almost 160 ships and 62 aircraft, he was pleased with MoD’s efforts to make this maritime service one of the premium Coast Guards of the world with 200 ships and 100 aircraft.