Amit Shah lays foundation stone of campus of National Academy of Coastal Policing

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 20th May laid the foundation stone for the permanent campus of the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) at Okha in Gujarat’s Devbhumi Dwarka district.

An overview of the news

  • The NACP is the first national academy in the country to train police forces to effectively protect the coastline.

  • It started functioning from the premises of Gujarat Fisheries Research Center in 2018.

  • NACP was established to provide intensive and high level training to Marine Police of nine Coastal States, five Union Territories as well as Central Police Forces.

  • The Center has sanctioned Rs 441 crore to develop NACP with modern infrastructure, latest technology and state-of-the-art training facilities to enhance the security of the coastal borders.

Objective of Academy

  • The academy's primary objective is to enhance the skills and capabilities of coastal police personnel.

Importance of the National Academy of Coastal Policing

  • The establishment of the National Academy of Coastal Policing highlights the government's commitment to strengthening coastal security measures.

  • This academy will serve as a dedicated training institution for the personnel of various coastal security agencies.

  • The inauguration of the campus at Dwaraka underscores the government's efforts to bolster coastal security infrastructure. 

State-of-the-art facilities

  • The campus is expected to have state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced training modules, simulators, and practical training grounds.

  • These resources will enable the academy to deliver high-quality training programs to coastal police personnel, preparing them for various security challenges they may face.

Collaboration and coordination

  • The National Academy of Coastal Policing will facilitate collaboration and coordination among different agencies involved in coastal security, including theIndian Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Police, and other relevant organizations.

  • Such cooperation is crucial for effective surveillance, intelligence sharing, and joint operations along India's vast coastline.

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