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Indian Coast Guard launches offshore patrol vessel ‘Vigraha’:

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    11th Oct, 2020
  • Vigraha: is an offshore patrol vessel(OPV) Built and designed : by Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
  • Offshore patrol vessels(OPVs) are patrolling vehicles which are deployed by Indian coast guards to patrol the maritime boundary of India.
  • Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel: It is a series of seven offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built by L&T Shipbuilding for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • The seven OPVs are: a) Vikram b) Vijaya c) Varaha d) Veera d) Varad e) Vajra and f) Vigraha.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG): It is a multi-mission organization launched in 1978 with the objective

    of superintendence and policing of India’s maritime areas including the Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

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