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Coast Guard ship named after Kanaklata commissioned

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GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - ICGS Kanaklata Baruah, a fast patrol vessel (FPV) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), was today commissioned in Kolkata. Ships of the ICG are named after women freedom fighters of the country. In fact, the ICG had an FPV named after Kanaklata, but it was decommissioned in 2017 after 20 years of service from Port Blair as its base. The new vessel will replace that.

Built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), ICGS Kanaklata Baruah is the fifth and final ship in the series of FPVs for the Indian Coast Guard. This is the 105th vessel delivered by the defence PSU shipyard. The FPVs have been entirely designed by the GRSE central design office. With an efficient hull form developed in-house and proved through extensive model testing, these ships are designed to achieve speeds exceeding 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1,500 nautical miles.

These fuel-efficient and powerful platforms are well suited for operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue. They are fitted with state-of-the-art main engines with advanced control systems and water jet units and an �integrated bridge system� integrating all communication and navigation systems.

These ships are also fitted with 40/60 Gun as main armament and have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

The 49-metre-long ship is designed to carry one high-speed rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and one Gemini boat for swift boarding, and search and rescue operations.

GRSE had earlier made deliveries of FPVs ICGS Priyadarshini, ICGS Annie Besant and ICGS Amrit Kaur in this series.

Kanaklata Baruah was killed in police firing while leading a procession during the Quit India Movement at Gohpur on September 20, 1942. She was only 17 years of age at the time of her martyrdom.

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Coast Guard ship named after Kanaklata commissioned

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - ICGS Kanaklata Baruah, a fast patrol vessel (FPV) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), was today commissioned in Kolkata. Ships of the ICG are named after women freedom fighters of the country. In fact, the ICG had an FPV named after Kanaklata, but it was decommissioned in 2017 after 20 years of service from Port Blair as its base. The new vessel will replace that.

Built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), ICGS Kanaklata Baruah is the fifth and final ship in the series of FPVs for the Indian Coast Guard. This is the 105th vessel delivered by the defence PSU shipyard. The FPVs have been entirely designed by the GRSE central design office. With an efficient hull form developed in-house and proved through extensive model testing, these ships are designed to achieve speeds exceeding 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1,500 nautical miles.

These fuel-efficient and powerful platforms are well suited for operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue. They are fitted with state-of-the-art main engines with advanced control systems and water jet units and an �integrated bridge system� integrating all communication and navigation systems.

These ships are also fitted with 40/60 Gun as main armament and have improved habitability features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

The 49-metre-long ship is designed to carry one high-speed rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and one Gemini boat for swift boarding, and search and rescue operations.

GRSE had earlier made deliveries of FPVs ICGS Priyadarshini, ICGS Annie Besant and ICGS Amrit Kaur in this series.

Kanaklata Baruah was killed in police firing while leading a procession during the Quit India Movement at Gohpur on September 20, 1942. She was only 17 years of age at the time of her martyrdom.

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