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Krishnaswamy Natarajan to be new Chief of Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

Krishnaswamy Natarajan has beenappointed as the new Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). He will take over the charge after incumbent Rajendra Singh retires on 30th June 2019. An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Natarajan is now serving as Additional Director General and Coast Guard Commander (West) at Mumbai. ..

Sahyog HOP TAC-2018 held between India and Vietnam

On October 4, the first ever Indo-Vietnam Coast Guard joint exercise – Sahyog HOP TAC -2018’ held in the Bay of Bengal off Chennai between Indian and Vietnam Coast Guards (VGC). According to an official press release, Coast Guard ships Shaurya, Arnvesh and inreceptor boat C-431 along with a Dornier aircraft and Chetak helicopter participated ..

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissions patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned indigenously built patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’ in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is capable of carrying limited pollution response equipment to contain oil spill in sea. The 98-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) was designed and built by Larsen & Toubro India at Kattupalli shipyard and is fitted with advanced navigation ..

The coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ held in Kerala

The coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ was held along Kerala shores on April 24, 2018 to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism. Apart from the Indian Coast Guard, the Indian Navy, Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing and various other security stakeholders were also participating in the 2-day exercise. Three ships ..

Exercise ‘Dosti –XI’: India, Lanka, Maldives hold joint naval exercises

The Sri Lankan Coast Guards are participating in a joint sea exercise with the Indian and Maldivian Coast Guards in the seas off Male. What is Dosti-XI? A Joint 5-day Sea Exercise b/w Srilanka, India and Maldives code named ‘Dosti XI’. Objective: With international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean, Coast Guards of India, ..