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Indian Navy to conduct pan-India coastal defence train ‘Sea Vigil-21’ from Jan 12

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Image Source : INDIA TV Indian Navy to conduct pan-India coastal defence train from Jan 12
The Indian Navy will conduct a two-day biennial pan-India coastal defence train ‘Sea Vigil-21’ from Tuesday to overview its coastal safety preparedness. Billed as India’s largest coastal defence train, it was first performed in January 2019.

The train will probably be undertaken alongside all the 7516 km shoreline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and contain all of the 13 coastal states and union territories together with different maritime stakeholders, together with fishing and coastal communities. 

The train is being coordinated by the Indian Navy. 

The total coastal safety set-up was reorganised after the 26/11 terror assault in Mumbai, which the Pakistan-backed terrorists carried out by the ocean route.

“The scale and conceptual expanse of the exercise is unprecedented in terms of the geographical extent, the number of stakeholders involved, the number of participating units, and objectives,” the Indian Navy stated.

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The train is a build-up in direction of the foremost Theatre-level Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) which the Navy conducts each two years.

Sea Vigil and TROPEX collectively will cowl all the spectrum of maritime safety challenges, together with the transition from peace to battle.

Assets of the Navy, Coast Guard, Customs, and different maritime businesses will take part in Sea Vigil, the conduct of which can also be facilitated by Ministries of defence, dwelling affairs, delivery, petroleum and pure fuel, fisheries, state governments and different businesses of the Centre and states.

While smaller scale workouts are performed in coastal states repeatedly, together with mixed workouts amongst adjoining states, the conduct of a safety train on the national-level goals to serve a bigger objective.

It offers alternative, on the apex stage, to evaluate our preparedness within the area of maritime safety and coastal defence.

“Sea Vigil-21 will provide a realistic assessment of our strengths and weaknesses and thus will help in further strengthening maritime and national security,” the Navy added.
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