The Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is a frontline offshore patrol vessel (OPV). It was commissioned into service on April 12, 1990. It has played an instrumental role in protecting the east coast of India for 29 years of service from 1990 to 2019.
Source- Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- Sunil Lanba is the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff.