Varaha is the incarnation of lord Vishnu who took the Boar form as per puranas to save the Earth. And the Coast Guard’s new ship, which has the same name of the incarnation, is said to further add to the protection of the coastal belt of India.
Varaha, the new Indian Coast Guard Ship was commissioned in Chennai on September 25 by Defence Minister Rajanth Singh. The Union Minister raised all hopes that Varaha, just like the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who saved the earth, would strengthen the fleet of the coast guard in adding security of the coastal belt. Varaha, no doubt, would help the country in tackling maritime terrorism and smuggling. Varaha would enhance surveillance of the Coast Guard.
Noting that oceans have been one of Narendra Modi Government’s foremost priorities, Singh said Varaha was also a classic example for ‘Make in India’ programme.
He was of the opinion that there was a need for better commercial ships and warships to be supreme in maritime and as such a vibrant and strong shipbuilding industry was the need of the hour. Larson and Turbo have brought out Varaha with special communication sensors, ultra-advanced navigation system and great machinery. The new ship would be operational from New Mangalore and would cover the Exclusive Economic Zone up to Kanyakumari.