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    Sagar Kavach exercise on Thursday, Friday

    Indian Coast Guard and Dakshina Kannada district administration will conduct Sagar Kavach exercise here for two days from December 15.

    It is to assess the effectiveness of the existing coastal security structure, according to a release by K.G. Jagadeesha, Deputy Commissioner. The objective of the exercise is also to strengthen the coastal security system to face the threats from anti-national elements.

    “The main mission is to assess the communication system between various coordination agencies and also to evaluate the preparedness,” he said. Stakeholders are requested to participate in this exercise, he added.

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...ercise-on-Thursday-Friday/article16803490.ece
     
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    Ministry of Defence16-December, 2016 14:52 IST
    Shortage of Employees and Officers in Coast Guard

    In an expanding organization like Indian Coast Guard, recruitment of Officers and Enrolled Personnel is an ongoing process. At present the borne strength of Indian Coast Guard is 12585, against the sanctioned strength of 15714. The remaining 3129 posts are vacant, which is 20% of the sanctioned strength. Post 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, Indian Coast Guard has witnessed rapid expansion and the induction / recruitment of manpower. The recruitment process has been fast tracked and approximately 130 Officers and 720 EPs are being recruited every year.
    In order to tide over the existing manpower shortages, following additional actions have been initiated:
    · The average intake post 26/11 has been 130 officers and 720 Enrolled Personnel per year which is almost 100% increase as compared to the period pre 26/11.
    · Re-employment of Indian Naval Short Service Commission officers.
    · Re-empoyment of Law Officers from Army.
    · Re-employment of Musician cadre sailors / jawans from Indian Navy / Army.
    · Deputation of Motor Transport Drivers from Indian Army.
    · Revision of Manning Plan for optimizing combat readiness of all platforms.
    · Maintaining liaison with Staff Selection Commission for timely sponsoring of candidates / recruitment of Civilian employees and also filling up vacancies through direct recruitment process and through deputation.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava and Shri Prataprao Jadhav in Lok Sabha today.
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    The Indian Coast Guard has apprehended 26 Pakistanis off the Gujarat coast today evening.

    Interceptor Boat C 419 operating off Jakhau port noticed five unidentified rubber dinghies with 26 Pakistani crew members on board. The five boats were immediately apprehended.

    They were caught around 26 miles from the Jakhua port and are now being brought to the harbour for interrogation.

    More details awaited.

    http://m.indiatoday.in/story/indian...-pakistanis-boats-gujarat-coast/1/838469.html
     
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    The Indian Coast Guard today conducted its first-ever exercise in Gujarat showcasing how it will undertake cleaning of coastal belts and ocean in the event of oil spills.

    The exercise, called "National Pollution Response Exercise,” was conducted at Gulf of Kutch near Mundra port in Kutch district involving 250 jawans in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

    “Our prime minister has launched “Clean India” campaign and similarly, the Coast Guard has launched the campaign to keep coastal belt and ocean clean,” Rupani told reporters after the exercise.

    Rupani praised India's coastal security agency for securing the country’s coastal belt and also talked about efforts made by the Centre under Sagar Mala project, which is a Centre’s initiative to modernise and develop India’s ports for nation’s development.

    “The Gulf of Kutch spreads around 7,300 square km covering ports like Kandla and Mundra, and nearly 74 per cent of crude oil of country's total import come through these ports,” a press release issued by the state information department said.

    “Indian Coast Guard has been appointed as the nodal agency to keep the coastal belt clean and conduct such exercises every year in various coastal areas in the country.

    “Gujarat has for the first time witnessed such type of exercise,” the release added.

    Security officers of countries like Australia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius were also present and observed the drill conducted by the Coast Guard jawans.

    http://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.c...ing-drill-in-gujarat/articleshow/56105833.cms
     
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    By IANS, New Delhi

    20% of the sanctioned posts in the Indian Coast Guard are vacant, Parliament was informed on Friday.

    “At present the borne strength of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is 12,585, against the sanctioned strength of 15,714. The remaining 3,129 posts, which is 20% of the sanctioned strength, are vacant,” Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

    “Post 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, Indian Coast Guard has witnessed rapid expansion and the induction/recruitment of manpower.A The recruitment process has been fast tracked and approximately 130 officers and 720 EPs (enrolled personnel) are being recruited every year,” he added.
    In order to tide over the existing manpower shortages, ICG is re-employing Short Service Commission officers from navy, law officers and drivers from Army and revising the Manning Plan for optimising combat readiness of all platforms, along with other measures.

    “Coast Guard envisages surface platforms to grow from the present strength of 125 to 150 by 2018. Similarly, aircraft strength is expected to grow from the present 62 to 100 by 2020,” the minister added.

    http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-n...ce-strength/story-jK1KvRb0fupyHHpCklyrbO.html
     
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    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY In a boost to Make in India in military sector, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared a proposal to develop six indigenous surveillance planes for the coast guard.Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

    This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.”The air force wants 56 planes for replacing their fleet of Avro planes and the coast guard order would take it to 62,” defence sources told Mail Today. This would also help in bringing down the cost of the Tata-Airbus jointly manufactured plane due to increase in numbers, they said.

    Giving details of the project, defence ministry officials said, “The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the deal worth over Rs 5,500 crore and once developed by the DRDO, they will be known as multimission maritime reconnaissance aircraft for the coast guard.” “The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will design and develop state of art mission suite for these aircrafts. The suite comprises advanced electronic systems,” the officials said. The sensor suite would be suited for Coast Guard specific missions as they would be able to detect oil spills also as the force is mandated to tackle sea pollution as well. The planes would be fitted with sensors to scan deep across the maritime boundaries with Pakistan and would also be built to detect any suspicious movement towards Indian waters. “This would help in preventing incidents like that of 26/11, where terrorists had boarded an Indian boat, MV Kuber and attacked Mumbai for three days,” they said.

    The case for P-8I aircraft being used by navy was also being pushed for the coast guard. However, it chose the indigenous option as it felt its requirements could be fulfiled by the DRDO. Once completed, the DRDO would also look into the possibility of exporting thematic surveillance aircraft to friendly foreign countries.
    Coast Guard has been going indigenous way in modernising it’s aviation wing as it is also buying 16 advanced light helicopters for ship-borne operations. It is also in the final stages of buying 14 EC-725 medium weight choppers from Airbus as part of its shore-based fleet to carry out surveillance and search and rescue missions there.
    The hub for the Coast Guard choppers would be set up in Goa, where the original equipment manufacturer would maintain the fleet. Posted in India

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    Coast Guard rescue 6 fishermen from mid-sea off Paradip coast
    The boat was located 25 nm of the coast off Puri on December 26.

    BY: PTI | BHUBANESWAR |
    Updated: December 27, 2016 5:18 Pm

    The Coast Guard rescued six crew members of a fishing boat that had developed technical snag at sea about 80 nautical miles south of Paradip in Odisha, officials said Tuesday. The Coast Guard, Paradip was informed by the president of Odisha Marine Fish Producers Association about the boat ‘Om Mangala Maa’ with six crew had become disabled in the sea while fishing.

    “An extensive search and rescue operation was launched by the Indian Coast Guard on December 25. ICG Vajra on patrol was directed to undertake search along the coast and Coast Guard Dornier was launched for a sea-air coordinated search operation,” they said.
    The boat was located 25 nm of the coast off Puri on December 26. All six crew on board have been reported safe and provided with initial first aid, they said.
    It was informed by the crew that the engine of the boat had developed snag due to faulty fuel injector pump. Since the repair of the boat was not feasible at sea, the boat was towed by the coast guard ship to Paradip yesterday. The boat along with its crew were handed over to the owner at Paradip today.
    First Published on: December 27, 2016 4:41 pm

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...ermen-from-mid-sea-off-paradip-coast-4447244/
     
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    http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/e...ies-for-indian-coast-guard/article9451540.ece

    Cochin Shipyard Ltd completed construction of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) series for the Indian Coast Guard.

    CSL was awarded the work of constructing 20 FPV for the Indian Coast Guard on Oct 20, 2010. The yard delivered the first vessel on Sept 25, 2013 and subsequently delivered vessels in about two months interval. The company started delivering vessels ahead of schedule from the 13th vessel onwards.

    ICGS Ayush, the 20th FPV, the last in the series was delivered on Friday, three months ahead of schedule. The vessel will be operated from the Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatanam.

    During the current financial year, CSL has delivered four FPV’s and one Deck Cargo / Jacket Launch Barge built for National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) Abu Dhabi.
     
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    High Level Meeting Between Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Coast Guard
    | Delhi Jan 04, 2017 12:20 AM IST

    High Level Meeting Between Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Coast Guard
    A three member delegation led by Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, is on a three day visit to India from 03 January 2017 for a High Level Meeting, with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The Indian delegation was led by Director General, Indian Coast Guard Shri Rajendra Singh. The visit was in continuation of the various efforts by the governments of the two countries in furthering cooperation between the coast guards of two countries on maritime issues of mutual concerns to formulate a cooperative approach.

    Of late the Sri Lankan Coast Guard has been proactive in meeting the challenges in the new global safety and security regime in this region. The recent visit is significant in providing continued impetus to the existing ties between the two organisations. The focus of the meeting was on further strengthening the operational level interaction for search and rescue, preservation & protection of marine environment, revalidating operational & communication procedures between the two coast guards.

    During the visit, the Sri Lanka CG delegation also called on the Defence Secretary Shri G Mohan Kumar and deliberated on issues of common maritime interests.

    During the High Level discussions, it was mutually agreed to strengthen the cooperation on evolving collaborative approach, in addressing a spectrum of maritime issues concerning safety and security and further streamlining the procedure for release/ repatriation of fishermen.

    DM/RAJ
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    http://newstodaynet.com/chennai/three-women-and-coast-guard-aircraft
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    Chennai: They are from different parts of India, but they have come together on a single platform for the sake of the country. Meet Deputy Commandants Akshi Karnal, Sunita Venugopal and Priyanka Tyagi of the eastern region of the Indian Coast Guard.

    While Akshi Karnal is from Haryana, Priyanka Tyagi is from Uttar Pradesh and Sunita Venugopal is from Kerala. Recently, these three were part of an all women maritime patrolling team of the eastern region of the Indian Coast Guard.

    They recently took off from the Coast Guard air base in Chennai and conducted maritime patrolling to check illegal activities on the high seas, particularly near the international maritime boundary line. The Coast Guard deployed the all-woman team, in a first-of-its-kind attempt.

    Sharing their experiences after returning from the flight, the three women officers said a career in defence was the best for women. While there are many options for women, a career in the defence could be a satisfactory one. There are many reasons behind it, say the women officers.

    Gender difference doesn't matter at all - neither in training nor in performance, said Akshi. The first and the best part is that it gives you equal opportunities like men to display your inner and physical strength, said Priyanka.

    Lady cadets also have to go through with same training exercises and activities that gentlemen cadets go through, which includes physical fitness, said Sunita. The job in defence is a challenging and interesting one.

    Sunita went on to add that patrolling in the open sky with only a women crew was a really amazing experience. And, of course, it is a great moment for all of us to strengthen the bonds among ourselves, she said.

    The three officers said the decision was that of senior DIG Pradip Sundaryal. He had faith in us that we can be part of this historic moment. He has taught us how an officer should behave with his junior officers, they said.

    We have been trained in such a way that gender difference doesn’t matter at all. The most important part is the arms and equipment you deal with. Their performance also is not based on which gender handles it, they remarked.

    We have done the same exercise and task which men go through to reach this level, said the talented women.

    There is no difference while assigning a task to a lady officer. From the first day of our training till the end of job tenure, we are treated equally, which is the best part of a defence job, said Akshi.

    Priyanka said there is a notion that women are the weaker sex. Moreover, they go on to believe that certain jobs can be handled only by men, while women are meant for certain other tasks. "But, let me tell you, the fairer sex has proved its mettle. Be it any segment, wether it is labour intensive like farming or going into space where more brain work in involved, women have shown they can perform well," she said.

    A native of Kochi, Sunita comes from a defence family which inspired her to opt for this path. Her grandfather was an Army officer and won the Veer Chakra award. Her father also served in the infantry. Sunita is married and is a mother of a 2.5-year-old kid.

    Priyanka, who hails from Merath, has grown up in a city where every household has one or many members working in the defence forces. This inspired her from childhood to join the armed forces. She had never thought of any other career option in her life other than defence.

    A native of Haryana, Akshi says serving in the Coast Guard is an honour for her. She says that if anyone is determined to achieve something in particular, nothing can stop him / her from reaching the goal. "My goal is to fly high and make my organisation proud," she adds.

    Akshi went on to add that women should get ahead in life fearlessly and taste success. They must come forward to be the change instead of waiting for someone to bring about that change and be a part of it later on. Only when women come forward to be the change will the desired change happen.

    It’s not only shipping or fishing that takes place in the high seas but also illegal activities. The Coast Guard's job is not only to protect and assist ships and fishermen but also save the country from illegal activities. Drug, human trafficking, smuggling and many other activities affect our Indian economy. Our job is to monitor these and take action when required, they said.

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    My daughter is already in Indian Naval Academy and soon she too will be flying these machines for CG.
     
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    Indian Coast Guard Ship on deployment to South East Asia , to pay visit to Philippines.

    ICGS Samarth, a GSL built OPV will pay visit to Philippines from 7 to 10 January.

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    Credits :- Indian Embassy in Philippines
     
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    Good to see our coast guard this far off our coasts....
     
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