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Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur —commissioned 

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  • January 14, 2020
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Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur —commissioned 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Security

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  • ICGS Annie Besant will be based at Chennai and ICGS Amrit Kaur will be based at Haldia.
  • The ships are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, and navigation equipment, along with Bofors 40/60 guns and 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Controlled Guns for enhanced fighting efficiency.

About Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

  • Kaur co-founded the All India Women’s Conference along with Margaret Cousins in 1927. 
  • She was also a member of Constituent Assembly and a member Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights and Sub-Committee on Minorities.
  • She went on to become independent India’s first health minister

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