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ICGS Kuthar

- Two Naval Frigates (INS Kuthar and Kirpan) were  Inducted into Coast Guard Service in 1977.

ICGS Pamban 

- Five Pulicat Class Patrol Boats (INS Pamban, Puri, Pulicat, Panaji and Panvel) Inducted into Coast Guard Service in 1977.

Interim Coast Guard

Interim Coast Guard Cell formed on 01 Feb 1977 Headed by Vice Admiral VA Kamath.

Interim Coast Guard went into immediate action

and the Force Level provided, commenced the new operational role entrusted to the ICG.


Inauguration of The Indian Coast Guard

Shri Moraji Desai, Prime Minister of India Inspecting the Guard of Honour during the Inaugural Ceremony

of Indian Coast Guard - 19 Aug 1978.

Vice Admiral VA Kamath accompanying the Prime Minister after the Inaugural Function at Naval Dockyard Mumbai.

ICGS Panaji


Ships Staff of the First Pulicat Class Patrol Boat -

ICGS Panaji Based at A&N Islands(1978)

Passing Out Parade of the First Batch of Indian Coast Guard Officers (1980).

DHQ-1, Porbander

Commissioning of  the First Coast Guard District Headquarters (DHQ-1) at Porbander (Sep 1984)


Inauguration of CG Air Enclave at Goa, for the First Chetak Squadron 800 SQN (ICG) on 22 May 1982.

The Aircraft were supplied by HAL and they were extensively used for SAR.


700 SQN(ICG)- Fokker F-27 

Two F-27 were commissioned into 700 SQN(ICG), Kolkata on 30 Jul 1983.

Fokkers were the first ICG Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance and SAR.  

 Earlier they were in use by Indian Airlines.



ICGAS Daman- Dornier-228

First two DO-228, Surveillance Aircraft handed over by M/S Dornier on 07 Jul 1986.

750 SQN(ICG) Commissioned on 18 Jul 1986.

Third DO-228 Joined in Jul 1987 and Squadron Shifted to Daman.

 ICGAS Daman Commissioned on 29 Oct 1987.


Seaward Defence Boats (SDB)

ICGS Rajhans, Raj Tarang and Rajkiran were inducted into service  in 1980, 1981 and 1984 respectively.

ICGS Rajshree and Raj Kamal were the 4th and 5th SDBs.

Built by GRSE, Kolkata

ICGS Vikram 

First OPV commissioned into service. Built by MDL, Mumbai.

Launched on 26 Sep 1981

Commissioned on 19 Dec 1983

First Commanding Officer -

                         Capt P.J. Jacob


ICGS Vijaya

 Launched on 05 Jun 1982

Commissioned on 12 Apr 1985

First Commanding Officer -

                        Cdr SS Sethi


ICGS Kittur Chenamma

First IPV commissioned into

    service. Built in Sumidagawa

    Shipyard Company. Tokyo, Japan.

Commissoned on 21 Oct 1983

First Commanding Officer -

    Lt C.K.S Krishnan



ICGS Annie Besant

First FPV commissioned into service.

Built at GSL, Goa.

Commissoned on 17 Dec 1991

First Commanding Officer -

    Dy comdt M.A.Thala

ICGS Samar

First AOPV commissioned into  

    service. Built by GSL, Goa.

Commissioned on 14 Feb 1996

    by Hon. Prime Minister Shri

    P.V.  Narasimha Rao.

First Commanding Officer -

                        DIG P. Paleri

ACV (H-181)

First Hover Craft Commissioned 

    on 18 Sep 2000 by Defence

    Secretary, Shri T.R. Prasad at 

    GRSE, Kolkatta.

Capable of Quick Response and

    Speeds in Excess of 50 Knots.

First Commanding Officer -

    Comdt D Rajaputran

ALH - Advanced Light Helicopter Inducted into Service on18 Mar 2002 (Built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore). Three of them presently based at CGAE(Goa).

CGSD Mumbai 

The First Coast Guard Store Depot Established at Mumbai for Storing Ships and Aircraft Spares.

The Coast Guard has Store Depots based at Mumbai, Chennai and Port Blair.

The Air Store Depot, CGASD is at Goa.

Apprehension of Pirated Vessel MV Alondra Rainbow on 16 Nov 1999.

His Excellency, President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Presenting "President's Colours" to the Indian Coast Guard on 01 Dec 2002