ICG acquires hardware to strengthen search and rescue

05 Mar 2020 06:35 PM

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.

The 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.

Reporter: Sandeep Tuenkar | Desk: Rosario Soares

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