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Maritime security, coastal defence exercise begins

Maritime security, coastal defence exercise begins


The Navy will coordinate the second edition of the coastal defence exercise on January 12 and 13. It will be undertaken along the

  • Entire coastline and
  • Exclusive Economic Zone of India

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Sea Vigil 2021:

  • It is a biennial exercise
  • began in January 2019

It will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

It will involve all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with

  • Other maritime stakeholders, including the
  • Fishing and
  • Coastal communities

It is a build up towards the major Theatre-level exercise TROPEX (Theatre-level Readiness Operational Exercise)” conducted by the Navy every two years.

Sea Vigil and TROPEX together will cover the entire spectrum of maritime security challenges, including transition from peace to conflict.

Official Participants:

  • Indian Navy,
  • Coast Guard,
  • Customs and
  • other maritime agencies

Facilitated by: It is being facilitated by the

  • Ministries of Defence,
  • Home Affairs,
  • Shipping,
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas,
  • Fisheries,
  • Customs,
  • State Governments and
  • other agencies of Centre/ State”.

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

Entire coastal security set up was reorganised after the 26/11 Terror attack at Mumbai which was launched via the sea route”.

Source: Indian Express