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NSA Ajit Doval Commissions Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel Sajag | India News


NEW DELHI: National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval virtually commissioned the offshore patrol vessel Sajag which has been built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Saturday, an official statement said.
In his speech at the event, Doval praised the ICG for its support of the coastal population, conducting rescue operations during cyclones, responding to marine pollution and counternarcotics operations.
“He (Doval) said that the ICG has contributed significantly to saving precious lives at sea in the recent disaster at Mumbai High,” the Indian Coast Guard statement noted.
The P305 and Varprada, both support vessels working for state ONGC offshore oil fields near Mumbai, sank due to Cyclone Tauktae that made landfall off the coast of Gujarat on May 17. people died.
Doval commended Goa Shipyard for indigenously developing ships for the Indian Navy and ICG in time with state-of-the-art machinery and the latest technology.
He said that the ICG plays an important role in supporting neighboring countries in the Indian Ocean region.
The ICG has a total of 160 ships and 62 aircraft in its fleet.

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