NSA commissions Indian Coast Guard’s indigenous ship ‘Sajag’


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National Security Advisor (NSA) of India on May 29, 2021, commissioned the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship ‘Sajag’, the third in the series of 105 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

Ajit Doval, Kirti Chakra, National Security Advisor on May 29 commissioned Sajag in the presence of Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary and Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan, PVSM, PTM, TM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, and senior officials of the Central and state government.

Sajag: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship

Sajag, meaning ‘vigilant’, is an Indian Coast Guard ship that reflects the ‘Ready, Relevant and Responsive’ will and commitment towards the maritime interest of the nation.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval commissioned ‘Sajag’ on May 29, 2021.

Sajag has been designed and built in India by Goa Shipyard Limited. It harbors advanced technology, communication equipment, navigation, machinery, and sensors.

The ship is equipped with a 40/60 Bofors gun, two 12.7 mm SRCG guns with FCS along with an Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Integrated Bridge System (IBS), High Power External Firefighting (EFFF) system, and Power Management System (PMS).

Two 9100 KW diesel engines propel the ship to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots. The ship displaces around 2,350 tons (GRT).

The ship is built with an endurance of 6,000 nm at an economical speed. The ship equipped with a modern system and technology is capable to perform tasks to fulfill the Coast Guard charter.

Deputy Inspector General Sanjay Negi will command the ICG ship Sajag along with 12 officers and 99 men.

How will Sajag benefit Indian Coast Guard?

Sajag will be based at Porbandar along with the Coast Guard fleet. The ship will be used extensively for EEZ surveillance and duties mentioned by the Coast Guard charter.

Sajag will boost the operational capability of the Indian Coast Guard to perform various maritime tasks and uplift the maritime protection of the Western coastline of India.

Currently, ICG houses a fleet of 62 aircraft and 157 ships. While 16 Advance Light Helicopters are under building stage at HAL, Bengaluru and 34 surface platforms are under construction at different shipyards.

 



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