Induction of INS Priyadarshini will boost India’s coastal security


Make in India: Indian Coast Guard inducted its first class five fast patrol vessel ICGS Priyadarshini on Friday. This is first of the total five fast patrol boats to be built for Indian Coast Guard.

The FPV is a medium range surface ship capable of operations in the maritime zones of India.

These powerful, fuel-efficient platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching, and rescue operations.

ICGS Priyadarshini is the first in the series, the remaining four ships are in advanced stages of construction.

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The entire design of these FPVs has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by Indian Coast Guard.

The ship is 50 meters long, 7.5 meters wide with a displacement of around 308 tonnes. It is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles.

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The boat is equipped with three main engines with advanced control systems, water jet units and an integrated bridge system integrating all communication and navigation systems.

ICGS Priyadarshini is fitted with 40/60 gun as the main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

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