The Indian Ministry of Defence has inked a contract with the state-owned shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) for the construction of a training ship for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in a deal worth approximately US$38 million (INR 3.8 billion).

The new vessel will be the ICG’s first dedicated training platform with an integral helicopter.   

The training ship will be used to provide basic sea training to 70 ICG and other international under-trainee officers. 

The new vessel is slated for delivery to the ICG in 2026. 

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