Coast Guard Station Karaikal, the fifth CG station on the Puducherry - Tamil Nadu coastline was commissioned by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, Director General Indian Coast Guard at Karaikal today. Inspector General SP Sharma, PTM, TM, the Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and senior officials from the Puducherry Administration witnessed the commissioning ceremony.
The station is part of ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security along the Indian coastline. The station at Karaikal will help augment patrolling along the east coast and prevent illicit activity such as infiltration and smuggling.
Coast Guard Station Karaikal will function under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (East) through the Commander Coast Guard District Headquarter- 5 located at Chennai. Commandant PR Lochen has been appointed as the Commanding Officer of the station.