Indian Coastguard vessel ICGS
Samarth which was on a four-day visit of Qatar left Hamad Port on Wednesday morning.
Varuna, synonymous with Lord Varuna, was commissioned into service on February 27, 1988, by the then defence minister K.
The visit of ICGS
Sankalp to Oman is the third visit by an Indian Coast Guard Ship to Oman in the last three years.
INS 'Sujata' is an Offshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Commander Dalip Singh; INS 'Tarangini' is a sail training ship commanded by Commander T Sugreev and ICGS
'Varuna' is an Offshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Commander KM Arun Kumar.
The Coast Guard obligated approximately $35 million on the ICGS
design for the FRC, but concerns prompted officials to put the acquisition on hold.
says other platforms would be considered if they presented better alternatives at the time of contract award.
The envoy said this while addressing visitors from the Indian community, defence attaches of some of the foreign missions in Qatar and Qatari defence officials on board ICGS
Samarth yesterday evening.
Varuna, which has an advanced offshore patrol vessel also having a Chetak helicopter, has 187 personnel onboard.
In January, the ICGS
Samudra Prahari had visited Doha in conjunction with India's 68th Republic Day celebrations.
The Indian ambassador said that ICGS
Sankalp's visit will further strengthen the maritime relationship between India and Qatar.
He also said the visit of ICGS
Vijit' will boost bilateral ties between two countries.
'Rajkamal', literally meaning 'Royal Lotus' will be based at Chennai and will be under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).