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The Coastguard welcomes Meera Behn

October 04, 2006

The Indian Coastguard Service launched vessel Meera Behn into its fleet on Tuesday at Okha, some 450kms west of Ahmedabad.

The ship is classed as an 'extra fast patrol vessel' XFPV, the fourth of its type currently in service.

These vessels are intended for patrolling, anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist operations, fisheries protection and search and rescue.

They areĀ are fully air-conditioned and can operate in heavy sea conditions.

These vessels can also support the Indian Navy during wartime, as a coastal convoy escort and a communication link, and can operate in shallow waters as well.

Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty

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Sub: Meera Behn !

Wishing Meera Behn a long and successful life in the service of our nation.

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