Coast guard: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Karnaklata Barua commissioned

On September 30, 2020, the Indian Coast guard Vessel Karnaklata Barua was commissioned at Kolkata. The commissioning was done through video conferencing. Highlights The ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs (Fast Patrol Vessels) built by GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers). The GRSE is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking. It was delivered ..

Union Shipping Minister launches sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’

Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’. The vessel was designed and indigenously built by Larsen and Toubro to enhance coastal security of the country. This is the sixth in the series of seven patrol vessels built by L&T, and would be used for day and night patrolling. The ..

Three members appointed for NDMA

Retired Army General and former Military Secretary-Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Director General of the Coast Guard-Rajendra Singh and United Nations Development Programme’s Policy advisor in Disaster reduction-Krishna Vatsa are the three members recently appointed as the members of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NDMA. ..

Indian Navy conducts massive coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-2019’ to check 26/11-style attacks

The Indian Navy, in coordination with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and other stakeholders, conducted the massive coastal defence exercise codenamed ‘SEA VIGIL-2019’off the Indian coast on January 22-23, 2019. The exercise, a first of its kind, covered the entire 7516.6 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and involves all the 13 coastal ..

National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP)

The Union home ministry recently sanctioned the launch of the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) from a campus of Gujarat’s Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha in the newly created Devbhoomi Dwarka district. It is the first-of-its-kind institution of the country will be created and run by a multi-agency team of paramilitary and defence forces ..