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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh calls for round-the-clock vigil in Maritime domain

Raksha Mantri has called for a 24x7 vigil, co-ordination and pro-active approach from all agencies in the Maritime domain to thwart any potential threats posed by 'non-state' as well as 'state-sponsored' terrorism. He was addressing the Investiture Ceremony of Indian CoastGuard (ICG) in Chennai today. Raksha Mantri voiced the Government’s unwavering commitment to ensure that the people of the country feel safe and contribute towards nation-building.“The security at land is strongly linked to security at sea. Our country is facing significant challenges from 'non-state', as well as 'state-sponsored' terrorism. 

Describing it as vibrant, Shri Rajnath Singh said ICG has been at the forefront in evolving regional co-operation and is steadily working with international maritime agencies for lasting maritime peace in the Indian Ocean region. He expressed happiness that ICG has become a Maritime Force to reckon with and is responding to a multitude of challenges in the Maritime Sphere with professionalism and pride.

Raksha Mantri added that apart from saving one precious life every second day at sea, Indian Coast Guard was actively involved in saving over 4,000 precious lives during recent flood disaster relief operation “Sahayata” in Coastal States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. ...................

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