An operational demonstration unit of the Indian Coast Guard at sea, Search and Rescue, anti-evacuation, including medical evacuation, demonstrated various operations on the occasion of the 47th Induction Day of the Indian Coast Guard at Mangaluru on February 2, 2023. | Photo: HS MANJUNATH
Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on the occasion of the 47th Induction Day of the Indian Coast Guard at Mangaluru on February 2, 2023. | Photo: HS MANJUNATH
Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Thursday expressed confidence in the efficiency of the Indian Coast Guard and its commitment to its mission.
On the occasion of the 47th Inauguration Day of the Indian Coast Guard at its headquarters here in Karnataka, he emphasized the importance of the coastline in protecting the nation’s maritime borders.
“Protection, relief and rescue activities are carried out along 7,500 kilometers of the nation’s coastline by the Coast Guard, one of the largest in the world,” said Mr. Gehlot.
The governor also highlighted the importance of maritime trade and transport to the global economy and its contribution to economic growth. Over the past two decades, he saw the growing importance of maritime trade and commerce, a reflection of India’s growing economy and rising domestic and international maritime traffic.
Operational demonstration units of the Indian Coast Guard at sea on the occasion of the 47th Coast Guard Day in Mangaluru on February 2, 2023. | Photo: HS MANJUNATH
Mr. Gehlot encouraged the Coast Guard to continue working to build a developed India in the next 25 years and make the country a world leader. He further asked the Coast Guard to remain active in public life and encourage others to contribute to the progress of the nation.
Interaction with the Coast Guard
The Governor interacted with Coast Guard officers and discussed issues related to maritime security, covering coastal security needs of uninhabited and uninhabited islands, Coast Guard commitment and synergy with the safety and security of mariners and fishermen at sea and other State agencies.
Mr. Gehlot reviewed the operational infrastructure available to the Coast Guard in Karnataka. Deputy Inspector General of Coast Guard Karnataka Praveen Kumar Mishra briefed the Governor about the major infrastructure projects underway to strengthen the coastal security matrix under Phase II of the static sensor chain. Emphasizing the phase.
The Governor informed about community interaction programs and steps for various government campaigns like Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Punit Sagar Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the like.
The Governor witnessed the operational demonstrations by officers aboard the Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Varaha’ in the Arabian Sea, more than 10 km off the coast of Panambur. | Photo credit: Manjunath HS
The Governor who boarded the Indian Coast Guard ship “Varaha” witnessed the Coast Guard’s operational demonstrations in the Arabian Sea more than 10 km off the Panambur coast.
Mr. Gehlot expressed satisfaction over the operational capabilities of the coast guard ships which the Demonstration appreciated.