Seventh in the series of eight inshore patrol vessels (IPV), ICGS Rajveer is being commissioned here on Saturday. Defence Secretary R.K. Mathru will commission the patrol vessel in the presence of Director General Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) Inspector General S.P. Sharma and officials of the Central and the State Governments.
The patrol vessel manned by five officers and 30 men under the command of Commandant Rajiv Ranjan will be based at Visakhapatnam and under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, District Headquarters No. 06 (COMDIS 6), Visakhapatnam. ICGS Rajveer is a 50-metre IPV, designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkota. It is equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated navigational and communication sensors , according to a press release on Friday.