India: 28th Coast Guard Commanders Conference Going On

by OldSailor on October 28, 2009


28th_Indian_Coast_Guard_Commanders_Conference_1 The 28th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference commenced at New Delhi on October 28. The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has said that the Government is making all out efforts to help Indian Coast Guard to be one of the finest Coast Guards in the world in a couple of years.

Some interesting information available from this three day 28th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference are:

  • Government has sanctioned nearly 3,000 additional personnel at various levels and this is expected to be filled up on priority.
  • Coast Guard is in the process of acquiring 20 Fast Patrol Vehicles (OPVs), 41 Interceptor Boats, 12 Coastal Surveillance Aircraft (Dorniers) and 7 off-shore Patrol Vehicles(OPVs).
  • Work is in progress to set up a chain of 46 Coastal Radars spanning 9 Coastal Stations across the country.
  • Nine new Coast Guard Stations have been approved.
  • A new Regional Headquarters at Gandhinagar, Gujarat will facilitate synergy between the Coast Guard, State Government and other Central Government Organisations.
  • Steps are being taken to enhance the efficacy of Coast Guard surveillance and Search and Rescue operations.

Here are some photographs of 28th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference from Press Information Bureau:

Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony, Defence Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar and Secretary (Defence Finance) Smt. Indu Liberhan at the 28th Coast Guard Commanders’  Conference.

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Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony with Director General Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra and other commanders of the 28th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference.  Defence Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar is also present.


Read more from Press Information Bureau.

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Mahasweta Tripathy January 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I Love Indian Coast Guard. My uncle and my sister are in CG. They felt awesome being a part of Indian Defence. I too Feel PROUD Of them. Really they are the real heros of life and always be the best Idol for me.

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