Defence Minister hails Coast Guard
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday lauded the exemplary efficiency of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and foresightedness of its leadership for scientific and planned development of the organization, a statement by the ministry said.
Inaugurating the 37th Coast Guard Commanders' Conference here, Sitharaman said that "admirable" capabilities and relentless surveillance efforts of ICG in the vast and expansive maritime zones of India are unmatched in the Indo-Pacific region.
She also lauded the "exemplary leadership and stellar role" of ICG in protecting the citizens in times of adversity particularly post-cyclone Ockhi as well as for the overwhelming response during Kerala floods.
She called upon top Commanders of ICG to deliberate and discuss ways and means to engage fishing communities to adopt technology driven instruments for further enhancing safety and security at sea, the statement said.