With coastal security in mind, government mulls moving Indian Coast Guard under MHA

Buoyed by the success of the first ever Coastal Defence Exercise (Ex Sea Vigil), the government is mulling on handing overall responsibility of the coastal security to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Sources have confirmed that there are discussions going on for shifting the ICG from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in an effort to strengthen coastal security.

Discussions are also underway for creating additional infrastructure across all states which will provide additional training, manpower, equipment and infrastructure to coastal police and to ensure that all data of fishermen boats are available with Department of Fisheries and ICG and coastal police online through CCTNS.

Earlier this year in January, the first ever national level Coastal Defence Exercise SEA VIGIL was conducted by Indian Navy Read More

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