Eastern Naval Command conducts offshore security exercise ‘Prasthan’

Tags: Defence

Offshore security exercise 'Prasthan' was conducted at Krishna Godavari Basin Offshore Development Area (ODA) during 11-12 October, 2022.

Important facts

  • It was conducted under the aegis of the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters, Ministry of Defence.

  • This exercise is conducted every six months.

  • This Exercise was conducted in the KG basin to validate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), address various contingencies and strengthen the command & control organisation towards Maritime Security.

  • It aims to integrate the efforts of all maritime stakeholders involved in offshore defence.

  • The exercise was coordinated by the Indian Navy and involved all stakeholders in the maritime sector, including Oil and Gas Operators, State Marine Police, Fisheries Department and Indian Coast Guard etc.

  • It practiced contingencies such as terrorist infiltration, bombing, evacuation of casualties, search and rescue, fire incidents, oil spills and mass evacuation.

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