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Indian Coast Guard celebrates its 46th Raising Day

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 01, Feb 2022
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Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 46th Raising Day today. From just seven surface platforms in 1978, the Indian Coast Guard,
(ICG) has grown into a formidable force with 158 ships and 70 aircraft in its inventory. It is likely to achieve targeted force levels of 200 surface platforms and 80 aircraft by 2025. As the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world, it has played a significant role in securing the Indian coasts and enforcing regulations in the maritime zones of India. The ICG has saved over one thousand two hundred lives at sea in the last one year and more than 11 thousand since its inception.
One of the primary duties of the Indian Coast Guard is prevention of smuggling through maritime routes in its area of responsibility. In the last one year, it has seized drugs and contraband worth nearly four thousand crore rupees.

Sources : News on AIR