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After 26/11 Mumbai attack, Indian Coast Guard conducted over 300 security exercises to ensure safety

After 26/11 Mumbai assault, Indian Coast Guard carried out over 300 safety workout routines to make sure security | Information

New Delhi: In a bid to make sure the protection and safety of sea waters submit the 26/11 Mumbai terror assault that left at the very least 174 individuals together with 20 safety drive personnel and 26 international nationals killed and greater than 300 individuals injured, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has carried out greater than 300 Search and Rescue coastal safety workout routines and operations.
These workout routines had been carried out in coordination with the coastal state authorities and the ICG conducts comparable workout routines each six months because of which individuals linked to the train developed the abilities and competency.
The ICG shared the inputs at a time when the nation on Friday (November 26) will observe the thirteenth anniversary of the Mumbai terror assault carried out on November 26, 2008, by 10 gunmen who had been believed to be related to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Armed with automated weapons and hand grenades, the terrorists focused civilians at quite a few websites within the southern a part of Mumbai, together with the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, the favored Leopold Cafe, two hospitals, and a theatre. Whereas a lot of the assaults ended inside a number of hours after they started at round 9.30 pm on November 26, the fear continued to unfold at three places the place hostages had been taken–the Nariman Home, the place a Jewish outreach centre was positioned, and the posh motels Oberoi Trident and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower.
Sharing the enter on the sideline of the nineteenth Nationwide Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) assembly, ICG Director Basic Okay. Natarajan mentioned, “Publish 26/11 incident, the federal government of India has introduced in varied reforms and the Indian Coast Guard has been made chargeable for the coastal safety features and the DG Coast Guard has been made the commander of the Coastal Command. Because of which the Indian Coast Guard has promulgated Indian Commonplace Working procedures and interacting with all stakeholders to make sure that our waters are secure and safe.”
“We aren’t solely trying into the seas, however we’re additionally coordinating with the land businesses in order to make sure that nobody is in communication with individuals throughout the borders and they don’t enter into our border,” Natrajan mentioned.
The ICG Director Basic additional mentioned, “because of which we now have carried out greater than 300 Search and Rescue coastal safety workout routines and coastal safety operations in coordination with the state authorities”.
“We’re conducting these workout routines with every coastal state each six months. Typically, we handle to have two coastal states collectively and attempt to do an train. Because of which all people has developed the abilities and competency. As we speak, each citizen is conscious residing within the coastal belt that they’ve to guard their water they usually need to be aware concerning the safety. And the data is offered to all businesses.”
The officer additional mentioned that synergy and coordination is the one “mantra” (key) that can make sure that no incident of this nature will occur in future.
“We’re conducting workout routines on common foundation; all the coastal stretch of seven,516 km is effectively protected, making certain that each boat which goes out of the ocean is checked throughout this era,” the ICG Director-Basic mentioned.
“All of mechanism is in place to make sure that such incident doesn’t occur once more. The mechanism put in place by the Indian Coast Guard and different businesses is efficient and can proceed to ship us good outcomes”
When requested about medication being pushed by Pakistan via sea routes, the officer mentioned, “Everyone knows that a lot of the consignments transfer from the Makran coast (a coastal area of Baluchistan). We’ve got sure quantities of data and intelligence in direction of that. We work in shut synergy with varied businesses because of which the Indian Coast Guard continues to keep up the surveillance of delicate borders be it with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.”
“Our presence is at all times there…We’re sustaining surveillance on over 2.01 million sq. kilometres. The results of which is that we now have apprehended greater than 3.5 tonnes of medicine via sea route. The actions which used to occur near the Gujarat coast or Lakshadweep have moved away past the equators. And that’s the success,” he added.
Apart from, the ICG Director-Basic mentioned the Indian Coast Guard collaborates with varied businesses like Narcotics Management Board, state fisheries authorities, state intelligence in addition to nationwide intelligence businesses.Subsequently, he additional mentioned, the ICG has “joined arms with neighbouring international locations like Sri Lanka, Maldives and different nations”.
“Because of collaborative effort and cooperative mechanism, we now have prevented medication stepping into Sri Lanka and Maldives. Because of this, over 15,000 medication have been seized in the previous couple of years not solely by India but additionally by Sri Lankans in addition to the Maldives. We’re doing our greatest and we’ll proceed to do our greatest ensuring that sea and waters are secure and safe,” he mentioned.
The ICG Director Basic shared the enter on the one-day NMSARB annual assembly began right here within the nationwide capital comprising its 31 members from varied ministries, businesses, all Coastal States and Union Territories to debate coverage points, formulate pointers and procedures and assess the efficacy of Nationwide Search and Rescue Plan. 
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