Indian Coast Guard conducts coastal security drill 'Operation Sajag'

Tags: Defence

Coastal security drill 'Operation Sajag' was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard off the west coast.

An Overview of the News

  • Operation Sajag aims to re-validate the coastal security mechanism and raise awareness among fishermen living at sea.

  • During the drill, comprehensive checking and verification of documents and crew passes of all fishing boats, barges, and crafts at sea was carried out.

  • A total of 118 ships took part in the drill. These included customs, maritime police, ports, and Indian Navy ships.

  • As part of security measures, biometric card readers have been provided to security agencies.

  • Various measures have been implemented to strengthen coastal security.

These measures include:

  • Issuance of biometric cards for fishermen

  • Color coding of fishing boats based on each state

  • Provision of fish landing centers and access control at entry/exit points.

  • Coastal Mapping

  • Designating specific sea band frequencies for security agencies

  • Training of Marine Police Personnel by Indian Coast Guard

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