Defence Ministry inks deal with Mazagon Dock for Indian Coast Guard Training Ship


The Ministry of Defence Inks INR 310 Crore Contract with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for First Indian Coast Guard Training Ship.

New Delhi, [Date] – The Ministry of Defence has sealed a significant contract for the construction of the maiden Training Ship for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), Mumbai, was awarded the contract at a total value of INR 310 crore under the Buy (Indian- IDDM) category. The agreement, inked in New Delhi on October 17, 2023, marks a notable milestone in enhancing the capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard.

The Training Ship will serve as a vital platform for providing comprehensive sea training to 70 Coast Guard and international under-trainee officers. It is equipped with integral helicopter capabilities, offering in-depth instruction on the multifaceted maritime aspects of Coast Guard life.

This state-of-the-art training ship boasts advanced, high-tech surveillance and monitoring systems. Its mission is to impart valuable insights and expertise to ICG cadets, equipping them to navigate the challenges at sea while ensuring the security of India’s coastline and offshore assets.

Notably, a significant portion of the equipment and systems will be sourced from indigenous manufacturers, including Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The project is poised to generate substantial employment opportunities over a three-year period, aligning with the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (Self-Reliant India) initiative. Furthermore, the contract is expected to strengthen the nation’s shipbuilding capabilities and enhance its maritime economic prowess.

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