Indian Coast Guard Completes 32 Years of Dedicated Service

by OldSailor on February 1, 2009

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Indian Coast Guard celebrates February 01, as Coast Guard Day. Today, Indian Coast Guard has completed 32 years of dedicated service. indian_coast_guard

The Coast Guard is responsible for the policing of over 2.01 million square kilometres of ocean that includes nearly 1,200 islands and a coastline of 7517 kilometres.

The interim Coast Guard Organization came into being under Naval Headquarters on February 01, 1977 with two frigates (IN Ships Kirpan and Kuthar) seconded from the Indian Navy and five patrol boats (Pamban, Puri, Pulicat, Panaji and Panvel) transferred from the Home Ministry.

Now the Coast Guard is a bigger organization and is expected to expand further to counter sea based terrorism.

Here is the Indian Coast Guard Organization chart from their website.

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For more details, log on to Indian Coast Guard.

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

Indian Coast Guard Completes 31 Years of Glorious Service

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