NEW DELHI: India’s preparedness to cope with all doable challenges within the maritime area, together with contingencies from peace to war-time, was examined in a two-day multi-agency navy train that lined the 7,516 km-long shoreline and unique financial zone, officers stated on Thursday.
The second version of train ‘Sea Vigil‘, which concluded on Wednesday night, notably centered on the efficacy of the measures initiated to plug gaps within the coastal safety arrange following the Mumbai terror assault in 2008, they stated.
The Indian Navy stated the “envisaged targets” of the train had been met by the whole-hearted participation of all stakeholders.
The train concerned deployment of the whole coastal safety equipment and greater than 110 floor belongings of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard participated within the train that was billed as India’s largest coastal defence drill, the officers stated.
“The conceptual and geographical expanse of Sea Vigil included the whole shoreline and unique financial zone of the nation and contingencies from peace to war-time had been exercised. In addition, mitigation measures on shore, in case of any breach in coastal safety had been additionally validated,” the Navy stated in an announcement.
The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have taken a collection of measures to bolster India’s coastal safety after the Mumbai terror assault through which over 166 folks, together with 28 foreigners from 10 nations, had been killed by a gaggle of Pakistani terrorists.
The group of 10 Pakistani terrorists carried out the coordinated assault on a railway station, two luxurious resorts and a Jewish centre on November 26, 2008, after they sneaked into India’s monetary capital utilizing a sea route.
The inaugural version of the Sea Vigil train befell in January 2019.
In addition to belongings of the Indian Navy, a lot of platforms of the Marine Police and the Customs Department had been additionally deployed throughout the second version of the mega drill.
“The whole shoreline was saved beneath surveillance by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard plane, and helicopters had been additionally pressed into service to bolster particular operations personnel working onboard offshore platforms,” the Navy stated.
It stated the safety mechanism of ports was validated and their disaster administration plans had been assessed to deal with emergencies. State police groups, Indian Navy Marine Commandos and Commandos from the National Security Guard carried out drills to deal with doable acts of “maritime terrorism”, the Navy stated.
“This train additionally validated the technical surveillance infrastructure known as the National Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (NC3I) Network. The Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) at Gurugram and its numerous nodes throughout Indian Navy and Coast Guard stations had been exercised for coordinating the surveillance and knowledge dissemination mechanism,” the Navy stated.
It stated the cooperation and coordination amongst numerous companies concerned within the maritime area is a “reassuring signal” of progress made within the realm of coastal defence.
“The train would go a good distance in enhancing coastal defence and nationwide safety within the maritime area,” the Navy stated.
The Sea Vigil train befell at a time when India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in jap Ladakh.
In sync with the nationwide safety doctrine, the Indian Navy considerably elevated its deployment of warships, submarines and different belongings within the Indian Ocean Region, in an try to ship throughout a message to China that Indian armed forces are absolutely ready to cope with any problem.