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‘SAGAR KAVACH GOA – 01/18’ ON APRIL 18 AND 19

 

                                                                                  Panaji: April 16, 2018

                                                                                            Vaisakha 3, 1940

 

The State Government will be conducting coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ on April 18 and 19.

The objective of this exercise is to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa Coast jointly by all security agencies from coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water i.e 12 nautical miles. The exercise will also assess the effectiveness of coastal fishing community in serving as ‘Eye and Ears’ for early warning of seaward threat. In this exercise, the service of Drishti lifeguards present at the beaches of Goa will be utilized.

The Coastal Security exercise is being supervised by the Chief Secretary and is conducted and coordinated by Indian Coast Guard, District Headquarter, and Goa. Various agencies like Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Goa Police, Goa Coastal Security Intelligence Agencies, MPT, Ports Administration Department, CISF and Customs etc. will take part in this exercise. Intelligence and infiltration will be induced and the alertness and preparedness of the entire stakeholder including people of Goa will be tested. This exercise provides all stakeholders and opportunity to fine tune standard operating procedure and test new operation concepts for coastal security.

DI/NB/TSS/JA/SF/AN/2018/63

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