Indian Coast Guard sets up new regional HQ in Gujarat

Last Updated: Friday, September 4, 2009 - 00:53

Gandhinagar: With a view to improve coastal
security mechanism along the 1600 km-long coastline of
Gujarat, the Indian Coast Guard has set up a new regional
headquarters for North West region, defence spokesperson said
here on Thursday.

The headquarters will exercise overall administrative and
operational control over Coast Guard units based at various
ports in Gujarat besides developing synergy with other stake
holders in our maritime domain, he added.

The spokesperson said that the headquarters will work in
tandem with the Central and state government agencies in
achieving prime national agenda coastal and seaward security
besides, undertaking other mandated duties of Coast Guard with
ships, aircraft, hovercraft and other sea going assets based
at various ports in the state.

The regional headquarters activated on Tuesday is
temporarily based in Sector 11 here till it develops its own
infrastructure, he said.

Inspector General S P Sharma has been appointed as the
first Regional Commander, the spokesperson added.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, September 4, 2009 - 00:53

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