Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha was transferred on lease to Sri Lankan Navy in April, 2006. The lease was extended from time to time. On the request of Sri Lankan side, the ship was gifted to Government of Sri Lanka
on a permanent basis in August 2015 as a goodwill gesture in line with our commitment to enhance bilateral defence cooperation. .
No representation opposing the Government decision for gifting ICGS Varaha to Sri Lanka has been received in the Ministry. .
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri PR Senthil Nathan and Shri P Nagarajan in Lok Sabha today. .