Coast Guard ready to meet any challenge, says Army Chief


The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is bracing to meet the challenges in the changed scenario and focussing on fleet augmentation and indigenisation, according to the Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat.

He was here on Monday on the occasion of the commissioning of ICG ship Veera, the third in the series of seven offshore patrol vessels built by L&T Ship Building. He called for enhanced coastal security and expressed satisfaction over the thrust to indigenisation and fleet augmentation under ‘Make in India’ programme.

He said the dynamics of modern conflicts was fast changing. He stressed the need to work in coordination with the Indian Army and explained how they were successfully working jointly in the Andamans and elsewhere. Read  More

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