Rajnath to attend Coast Guard investiture ceremony

Rajnath to attend Coast Guard investiture ceremony

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the investiture ceremony of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Tuesday during his two-day visit to Chennai.
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening.
Singh will also commission the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha during his visit.
According to a senior Defence Ministry official, Singh is scheduled to commission the Varaha on Wednesday on the last day of his visit.
The Varaha is an offshore patrol vehicle developed by a private agency in accordance with a contract signed with the Defence Ministry.
The private firm is committed to build seven offshore patrol vehicles as part of this contract out of which the first two have already been delivered and commissioned.
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