Indian Coast Guard launches ICGS VARUNA at Reliance Naval (Pipavav)

PIPAVAV (AMRELI) – Indian Coast Guard’s trainning vessel ICGS VARUNA was launched today from Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd’s (RNEL) Shipyard here.

The primary role of the vessel is to impact basic sea training to the under trainee officers of Indian Coast Guard along with their Naval counterparts.

While on-board on ICGS VARUNA under trainee officers of Indian Coast Guard will be entrusted with seaborne evolutions and undertake overseas exposure to littoral nations for concurrently acquiring sea legs for their future appointments.

The ceremony was graced by officials of Indian Coast Guard and RNEL and the vessel was launched by Mrs Urmila SINGH, wife of Director General of Indian Coast Guard, Rajendra Singh.


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In his address Director General Indian Coast Guard, Rajendra Singh said of this maiden project of Indian Coast Guard is in line with the make in India policy of the India Prime Minister.

Image of Indian Coast Guard Director General Rajendra Singh in uniform standing in front of Podium

Indian Coast Guard Director General Rajendra Singh addressing the august gathering on the occasion

The induction of vessel to ICGS fleet equally promotes the nation’s vision of strengthening and securing the coastal borders and concurrently training the young coast guard officers in acquainting themselves with developing maritime challenges, Rajendra Singh emphasised.


From Letft-to-Right, Indian Coast Guard Director General, Rajendra Kumar Singh, his wife Mrs Urmila Singh, Mrs Bhavna Bir, Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd, Chief Executive Officer, Debashish Bir,

From Letft-to-Right, Indian Coast Guard Director General, Rajendra Singh, his wife Mrs Urmila Singh, Mrs Bhavna Bir, Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd, Chief Executive Officer, Debashish Bir, posing after having unveiled the plaque to inaugurate the official launch of ICGS VARUNA.


Equally, Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd said of the company working on more new orders to make a trun-around of the facility which has 4,000 crore (~40 billion) rupee orderbook and is looking for more orders from clients in areas of oil-gas, defense, heavy engineering areas.

There are seven such ship-building yards in India, of which five are government owned and two such shipyards are privately owned which have a combined orderbook valued at 6,000 crore (~60 billion) rupees.

Indian Coast Guard VARUNA ready for launch from Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd's Pipavav facility

Indian Coast Guard VARUNA launched to impact basic sea training to the under trainee officers of Indian Coast Guard along with their Naval counterparts


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