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Exclusive pics by Rajtilak Naik in Panaji
May 1, 2006
Another feather in the cap !
With the commissioning of Indian Coast Guard Ship Subhadra Kumari Chauhan being commissioned, the Indian Coast Guard has turned out much stronger than before.
The guard of honour and the ship
The official Indian flag lift ceremony
The control set-up
ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan is now the thrid of its class in the category of the extra fast patrol vessel. The ship is named after the great poetess of the Hindi literary era.
Born in 1904 in a small village in Allahabad, Subhadra Kumari married Thakur Laxman Singh of Khandwa in 1919. In spite of being a devoted wife and mother, Subhadra Kumari did not shy away from the indian freedom struggle. she was the first woman Satyagrahi. There are many inspiring, patriotic poems to her credit, like 'Jhansi ki Rani'.
Guard of honour received by ICG director general Dr Prabhakaran
The ship's sensors
Goa Shipyard Limited chairman Handa (second from left) seen with Indian coast Guard director general Dr P Paleri (second from right) and other Coast Guard Officers.
Although she died young in a car accident on February 15, 1948, she continued to remains and even till today remains a source of inspiration for women throughout the country.
ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan has been has been equipped with the latest and the advanced technology and will strengthen the Indian Coast Guard as a law-enforcement agency in maritime zones of india.
The ship's crew
Guard of honour
The ship' MTU engines are capable of producing 3650 horse power which is coupled with advanced 'Kamewa' jet propulsion system.
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