Feb. 29, 2020

Union Minister for Shipping commissioned Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Varad in Chennai.


  • The newly commissioned ICGS Varad with gross tonnage of 2100 tons is 98 mtrs long and has 15 mtrs breadth. The ship will be fitted with one CRN -91 and two 12.7 mm guns and will be capable of carrying an Integral Twin Engine Helicopter.

  • ICGS Varad has been built indigenously by M/s L&T that will contribute immensely towards the vision of Make in India.

  • Commissioning of ICGS Varad will enhance the ICGS fleet of ships which will contribute in monitoring and constant vigil for coastal security of Indian maritime borders. 

Source : PIB