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    Coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ concludes

    Published on January 14, 2021

    Exercise Sea Vigil, the two-day coastal defence exercise was concluded yesterday. The conceptual and geographical expanse of Sea Vigil included the entire coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone, EEZ of the country and contingencies from Peace to War-time were exercised. In addition, mitigation measures, on shore, in case of any breach in coastal security were also validated.

    Defence Ministry said, the exercise involved deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of Indian Navy and Coast Guard participated in the exercise.

    In addition, a large number of Marine Police and Customs assets were also deployed. The entire coastline was kept under surveillance by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard aircraft and helicopters were also pressed into service to reinforce Special Operations personnel operating onboard offshore platforms.