The Indian Navy will conduct a two-day biennial pan-India coastal defence train ‘Sea Vigil-21’ from Tuesday to evaluate its coastal safety preparedness. Billed as India’s largest coastal defence train, it was first carried out in January 2019.
The train can be undertaken alongside your entire 7516 km shoreline and Unique Financial Zone of India and contain all of the 13 coastal states and union territories together with different maritime stakeholders, together with fishing and coastal communities.
The train is being coordinated by the Indian Navy.
Your complete coastal safety set-up was reorganised after the 26/11 terror assault in Mumbai, which the Pakistan-backed terrorists carried out by the ocean route.
“The size and conceptual expanse of the train is unprecedented when it comes to the geographical extent, the variety of stakeholders concerned, the variety of collaborating items, and goals,” the Indian Navy mentioned.
The train is a build-up in the direction of the main Theatre-level Readiness Operational Train (TROPEX) which the Navy conducts each two years.
Sea Vigil and TROPEX collectively will cowl your entire spectrum of maritime safety challenges, together with the transition from peace to battle.
Belongings of the Navy, Coast Guard, Customs, and different maritime companies will take part in Sea Vigil, the conduct of which can be facilitated by Ministries of defence, residence affairs, delivery, petroleum and pure gasoline, fisheries, state governments and different companies of the Centre and states.
Whereas smaller scale workout routines are carried out in coastal states frequently, together with mixed workout routines amongst adjoining states, the conduct of a safety train on the national-level goals to serve a bigger objective.
It gives alternative, on the apex stage, to evaluate our preparedness within the area of maritime safety and coastal defence.
“Sea Vigil-21 will present a sensible evaluation of our strengths and weaknesses and thus will assist in additional strengthening maritime and nationwide safety,” the Navy added.