24 TH COAST GUARD COMMANDERS' CONFERENCE
(24-27 OCT 2005)

1.     The XXX Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference was held at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi from 25 to 28 Sep 2011.

2.     The Hon'ble Raksha Mantri addressed the Commanders' Conference on 27 Sep 11.  The conference was attended by the Defence Secretary Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, Special Secretary Shri R K Mathur and other senior Officers from MoD and Navy.  During the conference, the Commanders' discussed various issues related to the growth and strengthening of the Coast Guard, including augmentation of force-levels, infrastructure and manpower. The operational readiness of both surface and air platforms due to increased threat from the sea  and Coastal Security, were the key issues.  Critical areas and areas of concern due to exponential expansion of ICG in last three years as well as future challenges due to activation/ commissioning of new surface platforms and air assets were deliberated at length.

 

3.      Addressing the conference, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri  AK Antony, stated that the period from Jan 2009 to Sep 2011 has been a historic phase for the service, wherein large number of sanctions for acquisition of platforms (Ships & Aircrafts), establishment of Stations and development of infrastructure have been accorded, with this the service is well on its way to double its capabilities in next 4-5 years. He complemented the Coast Guard for the prompt response in coordination with Navy for ensuring credible deterrence through successful apprehension of 121 Somalian Pirates.   He also complemented for the efforts toward pollution  response in the case of sunken MV Rak Carrier, despite adverse weather conditions, and for apprehension of 48 boats along with 355 crew in the year 2011.

 

4.     The Chief of Naval Staff during his interaction with the Coast Guard Commanders', emphasized on the synergy and cooperation to strengthen the Coastal Security Network.  The CNS expressed that the Navy is fully aware of the training requirement of Coast Guard personnel and assured full cooperation to enable increased induction of officers  and enrolled personnel of Indian Coast Guard.

 

5.      Defence Secretary in his interactive session on 27 Sep 11 was appraised of delay and variance of specification of IPV's Ex. M/s HSL, Vizag.  Issues related to repairs and routines of Aircrafts at HAL, progress on Establishment of Coastal Surveillance Sensor/ Radar and Manpower Shortages were also discussed.  Defence Secretary reiterated the importance of Maritime security and assured the support of MoD towards measures taken to strengthen the Maritime Security of the Nation.

 

6.     The Director General Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, whilst addressing the conference, highlighted the rapid expansion of the service, enhanced operational capability and recruitment of manpower.  He stated that its time for Coast Guard to consolidate the manpower, infrastructure and training facilities to support the rapid expansion.   He emphasized that the next CGDP is to be focused on ‘Consolidation”, to ensure that the new assets of the Coast Guard are optimally employed and maintained. 

 

7.     The DGICG also awarded the trophies for the  ‘Best Coast Guard Unit’, ‘Best SAR Unit’, ‘Best Aviation Unit’ and ‘Best Maintained Unit’  to the Commanding officers of  ICGS Varad,  ICGS C-146, 744 Squadron (CG) and erstwhile ICGS Kittur Chennamma respectively, on 26 Sep 2011.

HON'BLE  RM BEING RECEIVED BY DGICG

CNS BEING RECEIVED BY DGICG

DDG CG AND COMCGS's BEING INTERODUCED TO CNS

DEFENCE SECRETARY BEING RECEIVED BY DGICG

DGICG WELCOMING HON'BLE RM AND MoD OFFICIALS

HON'BLE RM BEING BRIEFED ON CG OPERATIONS

ADDRESS BY DGICG

PHOTO SESSION WITH HON'BLE RM AND CG COMMANDERS

HON'BLE RM INTERACTING WITH THE MEDIA

HON'BLE RM DEPARTS

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DEFENCE SECRETARY

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