Thursday, May 19, 2011

Indian Coast Guard Station Mundra Commissioned

At an impressive ceremony today, the Indian Coast Guard (CG) Station, ICGS Mundra was commissioned by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Director General Indian Coast Guard.

The new CG station at Mundra will play an effective role in undertaking joint coastal patrol along with Marine Police, Customs and Fisheries Department to thwart maritime security threats in the sensitive coastal region of Gujarat. ICGS Mundra will function under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (North-West) through the Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters-1 (Gujarat) located at Porbandar. Commandant RK Srivastava has been appointed as the first Commanding Officer of the station.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Inspector General BS Yadav, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) besides officers and men of the Indian Coast Guard and representatives of various State Government agencies.

One more station at Pipavav has been planned for establishment in the State of Gujarat. In response to the enhanced role that has been assigned to the Coast Guard, the service is pursuing urgent enhancement of its surveillance capabilities, so as to meet its tasks and responsibilities effectively. The present force-levels and manpower are being enhanced by graduated procurement, with proportionate and corresponding infrastructure development and augmentation of trained manpower.

DPR

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