Coast Guard to be largest water protection force by 2018

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    Coast Guard to be largest water protection force by 2018


    New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard is all set to grow into one of the world's largest forces for protecting territorial waters by the end of 2018 with the government approving augmentation of its capabilities, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here Tuesday.

    "By the end of 2018, the Indian Coast Guard will be one of the biggest in this sector in the world," Antony told reporters after addressing a conference of its commanders here.

    He said the Coast Guard was the country's youngest paramilitary force but also the fastest growing, with its responsibilities increasing to include coastal security, search and rescue, pollution response and anti-piracy operations.

    "After 26/11, the Coast Guard has become the nodal agency for ensuring coastal safety and security. But that is not an exclusive domain of the Coast Guard, other agencies such as the navy, the governments of the coastal states, marine police, the shipping ministry," the fisheries department and the ministries of home and petroleum and natural gas are also responsible, he said.

    "So it is team work, though...it seems like a navy and Coast Guard job," he said.

    Antony said since the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the government sanctioned an additional manpower of 4,360 to the force, which had a strength of about 8,000 personnel at that point of time.

    "Also within three years, the assets have increased by 50 percent. From 22 stations, the number will almost double, with another 20 stations being sanctioned, along with a regional headquarters at Gandhinagar in Gujarat," he said.

    A district headquarters has also come up in the Lakshadweep Islands. The total number of Coast Guard stations now stands at 31, he said.

    "Indian shipyards are building 156 ships, boats and other craft for the Coast Guard. Twelve more Dornier maritime patrol aircraft will join the force within two years," he added.

    In order to plug the gaps in coastal radar coverage, the government was speeding up the implementation of a radar chain along the over 7,500-km-long coastline, with 36 radars along the mainland's coast, six radars in Lakshadweep Islands and another four radars in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Antony said.

    "An important project to tighten our coastal security is the establishment of a chain of 46 static sensors atop the lighthouses along our coastline. Once the coastal security network system is in place, it will surely boost our real time maritime domain awareness," he said.

    The first phase of the radar chain project will be completed by 2012. The second phase would begin soon after.


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    Network of Radars Soon to Monitor India's Coastline : Antony



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    Network of Radars Soon to Monitor India's Coastline :-


    this is nothing new as claimed by the defence minister , there were major radar coverage gaps in indias costlines since 2005 , finally they are trying to plug the loophole.


     
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    Coastal radar chain Order/Acquisition/ Implemention



    Contract with BEL for Radars


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    Three yrs after 26/11, govt to kick-start coastal radar chain - Times Of India
     
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    Yes, But Order was given recently couple of weeks back. Time-Frame set 36 radars by 2012 along with other implementation.
     
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    He inaugurated country's first Coast guard academy a few months back in kannur,Kerala.

    The increase in the force numbers were expected.

    Hope they are sufficient and well equipped to protect our long coast line..
     
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    training should be better and moreover boats and ships should be of better quality. the fast attack craft made by Indian shipyards have ventilation problem and the temperature control is also poor which makes cabin temperature more then 40 degrees on patrol( despite having AC in the cabin)
     
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    That network of undersea radars is yet to complete. Massive plan was drawn after 26/11, which couldn't complete as red tape playing spoilsport. MV Pavit was another shock. Couple of weeks back, MoD's special committee along with IN recommendations took the radar order off the line & now proceeded in the fast lane.
     
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    Lot's of planning , little action yet. compare that to the NYPD which now has anti-aircraft capability(even though i personally feel that is overkill).
     

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