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COASTAL SECURITY EXERCISE “SAGAR KAVACH”

Highlights
Coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ will be conducted from 21-23 Nov 17 for Kerala and Lakshadweep islands.
National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 20 November 2017

It is a half yearly exercise with an objective to assess coastal security mechanism and validate standard operating procedures.  The Exercise would be conducted and coordinated by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) with active participation from Indian Navy (IN), coastal police, police special branch, Intelligence Bureau, Customs, Department of Ports, Department of fisheries, Director General of lighthouses and light ships and fishing community to strengthen the synergy among all agencies towards ensuring coastal security of Kerala coast.

 

The two day joint coastal security exercise would include mock drill of terrorist infiltration and its prevention to assess preparedness of the participating organization in the event of a terror attack. Towards this, the participants would be divided into two crack teams such as blue and red for simulating infiltration into coastal areas and its prevention through intercept followed by neutralization respectively

The assets of ICG, IN & other stakeholders of coastal security will be deployed in the exercise to assess the preparedness in event of any infiltration by anti-national elements from sea. Over a period of time, conduct of “Sagar Kavach” has synergized the efforts of all central/state stakeholders towards establishing effective coastal security mechanism.

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