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Coast Guard

The Coast Guard came into being on 1 February 1977 and was constituted as an independent  Armed Force of the Union of India with the enactment of CG Act 1978 on 18 August 1978.  

The Coast Guard’s broad Charter of Duties includes: 

(a) Safety and protection of offshore installations and artificial islands

(b) Providing protection to fishermen in distress

(c) Protection of maritime environment

(d) Assisting Customs in antismuggling operations

(e) Enforcement of MZI Act and 

(f) Safety of life and property at sea.

The Coast Guard is headed by a Director General. 

It headquarters is based in the Capital, New Delhi. 

It has
  • 3 Regional headquarters at Mumbai, Chennai and Port Blair.
  • 1 District Headquarters in each of the nine coastal states and 2 in the Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands. 
  • 4 Coast Guard Stations, one each at Vadinar, Okha, Tuticorin and Mandapam. 
  • It also has aerodromes in Daman and Chennai 
  • Air Enclaves at Goa, Kolkata and Port Blair.

The ICG is led by the Director General of Coast Guard, who is usually an officer of the rank Vice Admiral from the Indian Navy. 

Each region is headed by an Inspector General (IG) or a Deputy Inspector General (DIG). 

The IG and DIG are appointed as Coast Guard Officers, often graduates of the Indian defence service colleges, though not necessarily.

Each of the regions is further divided into multiple districts, typically covering a coastal state or a union territory.

Coast Guard officers are also trained in inter service Training establishments such as Defence Services Staff College (Wellington), College of Defence Management (Secunderabad) and National Defence College (New Delhi).



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