DAC clears proposals worth Rs 15,935 Cr (approx $2.2b) । The approval covers purchae of Rifles, Carbines and Light Machine Guns for the Army, Navy and Air Force । New weapons are required by the Indian Army’s for effective engagement of Pakistani infiltrations । Leading Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away । Globally respected for her liberal views, she was a strong pro-democracy activist । SpaceX Launches the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, and aboard it, Mr Musk’s electric red sports Car । “It’s kind of silly and fun, but silly and fun things are important,” he said Feb 6। Mr Elon Musk owns both SpaceX, the world’s biggest space company, as well as Tesla cars। SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has ferried payload to Space Station but this time, rocket is turbocharged। For the first time, NASA was not involved in launching such a heavy rocket। Singapore Airshow Opens Feb 6 । Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Airbus, Sikorsky, and the global biggies are taking part । Honeywell Provides Fuel Made From Mustard Seeds For Trans-Pacific Flight । Russia views India as a Privileged Partner, says Rostec CEO Chemezov । US Carrier Carl Vinson to make first ever visit to Vietnam in March । Carl Vinson woll dock at Da Nang, apparently boosting bilateral military cooperation । Happy Republic Day to All Indians । Emirates signs agreement for up to 36 additional A380s । India successfully test fires 5000-Km A380s ICBM। Defexpo to be held April 11-15 in Tamil Nadu, India’s southern state। HAL receives RfP for 83 LCA Tejas from IAF। The new LCAs will have AESA combat Radar। IAF had announced the decision for new LCAs sometime back। INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy December 14। Prime Minister Modi ceremonially inducted the Scorpene class boat in Mumbai। Built by state-run MDL with French collaboration, Kalvari is the first submarine inducted after 2000। Modi described the Kalvari as a fine example of Make in India। Five more Kalvari Class submarines are to be commissioned over the next couple of years।
February 19, 2018
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XXXVI Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference

September 2017


New Delhi. Defence Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman while addressing the 36th Coast Guard Commanders Conference at Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi on September 27, 2017 lauded Coast Guard for all its operations which they carried out be it Search & Rescue, Anti smuggling operations or Aid to civil administration.

The conference was attended by senior officers of the Ministry of Defence and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) which included the Director General Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM, Additional Director Generals and Coast Guard Regional Commanders. The conference is held annually, where all Regional Commanders put forth the roadmap for future; discuss various policy and strategic issues.

The conference aims to carve out a futuristic vision for the service and to determine the modalities to overcome the challenges efficiently.
Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri appreciated the efforts of the ICG in augmenting Maritime and Coastal security and suggested Coast Guard to focus on Coastal Development through Sagarmala programme and plan for operations not only in EEZ but beyond into the blue waters so that it stays relevant for next 20 years particularly by developing digital capacity.

While complimenting the officers and men of the Indian Coast Guard for displaying utmost dedication and professionalism in discharging their duties to endow credible maritime safety and security, Defence Minister stated that the Coast Guard since inception has rendered yeoman service to the sea farers by ensuring their safety and security.

Defence Minister promised all assistance of the Ministry of Defence for cases relating to the operational efficiency and those pertaining to the growth of the service, be it the manpower or new acquisitions. Welcoming the Defence Minister, the Director General assured that ICG will be ever ready & vigilant for all challenges in the maritime domain.

DGICG assured the RM that emphasis will be given on preparedness, Make in India and well being of the families. DGICG thanked the Defence Minister for her august presence along with senior officials from MoD and said that Defence Minister’s consistent support will certainly be a source of continuing inspiration for entire Coast Guard fraternity.




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