Indian Coast Guard – Role and Capability Review

The Indian Coast Guard Role and Requirement with Capability development envisages sustained development of this vital arm, India with 7517 km long coast line is a major maritime nation with vital economic and security interests linked to the seas and a huge Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.01 million square kilometers.The need for setting up a Coast Guard arose directly as a result of the discussions at the 3rd Conference of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the early 70’s. The establishment of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) as a new service was the result of an awareness that had been growing for some time in the Government of India for the requirement to enforce national laws in the waters under national jurisdiction and ensure safety of life and property at sea. It was also considered desirable that these law enforcement responsibilities be undertaken by a service suitably equipped..................................


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