To provide security to shipping trade and strenghten its search and rescue operations, Indian Coast Guard is acquiring a fleet of boats, multi-role heavy helicopters, advance light helicopters. The Coast Guard is also in the process of setting up a new academy in Mangalore and increase its sub-centres from three to 29 in the near future. According to Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, a vision plan has been prepared to make Indian Coast Guard a digital one.
Defency Secretary was speaking at the ninth National Maritime Search and Rescue workshop and Exercise 2020
in Margao on Thursday. Delegates from 19 countries are attending the workshop.