Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur —commissioned
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Security
- 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