Indian Coast Guard conducts Exercise SAREX - 22 in Chennai
The Indian Coast Guard recently conducted its biennial National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise -SAREX 22 off the Chennai coast.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The 10th edition of the SAREX was inaugurated by Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India.
The objective of this exercise is to avoid accidents at sea and save lives by conducting rescue operations.
The two-day exercise, organized under the aegis of the National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB), is hosted by the Indian Coast Guard.
During this, 24 observers from 16 countries participated in the exercise organised under the theme 'Capacity Building Towards Maritime Security'.
This was the 10th edition of the exercise conducted by the Coast Guard.
During this exercise, new technology like remote controlled lifebuoy was demonstrated over the Bay of Bengal.
About Indian Coast Guard :
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was officially established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.
It comes under the Union Ministry of Defence.
Its main role is to prevent maritime smuggling, ensure the safety of the islands and provide security and support to Indian fishermen and seafarers at sea.
Motto: "Vayam Raksham - We Protect"
Headquarters: Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
Director General: Virendra Singh Pathania
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