Today, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) proudly celebrates its 48th Raising Day, in honour of the priceless contributions that its members have made to marine security and safety.
Founded in 1977, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has expanded to become the fourth largest in the world, protecting India's extensive coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
This year's theme, "Serving with Valour, Ensuring Secure Seas," perfectly expresses the essence of the ICG's unwavering commitment. From patrolling the seas to conducting search and rescue operations, combating illegal activities, and protecting marine environment, the ICG plays a crucial role in ensuring a safe and secure marine domain for India.
Key Highlights of the ICG's Achievements:
• Over 158 ships and 78 aircraft in its fleet, patrolling a vast maritime zone of over 2 million square kilometers.
• Conducted over 12,000 search and rescue operations, saving thousands of lives at sea.
• Apprehended numerous smugglers and seized illegal goods worth crores of rupees, contributing to national security and economic well-being.
• Played a vital role in disaster relief operations, providing humanitarian assistance to communities affected by natural calamities.
In order to stay ahead of changing marine issues, the ICG keeps updating its fleet and capabilities by implementing cutting-edge technologies and training procedures. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) plays an increasingly important role in maintaining a peaceful and profitable marine environment for the country as its maritime interests grow.
On this significant occasion, let us salute the courageous men and women of the Indian Coast Guard for their selfless service in safeguarding our seas.