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January 22, 2018
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Defence Minister Visits Proposed Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore

Published: December 2017

New Delhi. Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the proposed site for the Indian Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore in Karnataka accompanied by Director General Indian Coast Guard Mr Rajendra Singh.

Mrs Sitharaman also visited Coast Guard District Headquarters Karnataka. The proposed training centre is being developed on 160 acres of land, which has been cleared by the Government on December 10, 2017. This is her maiden visit to Coast Guard, Karnataka as Defence Minister during which she was apprised about the operational preparedness, coastal security mechanism, infrastructure development and administrative set up of Coast Guard, Karnataka. She also reviewed the rescue operations conducted by the Coast Guard, Karnataka during cyclone Ockhi.

Mrs Sitharaman, on her arrival inspected the Guard of Honour given by Coast Guard, Karnataka before visiting the Remote Operating Station – New Mangalore. This station is a part of the chain of static sensors in the West Coast for gap free electronic surveillance of the entire coast up to 25 nautical miles from the coast.

The Defence Minister also interacted with the troops of Coast Guard, Karnataka who man the ships and aircraft including bases. She appreciated their dedication to the service and efforts in guarding the nation’s interest in the sea.




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