General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which of the following about the role of Indian Coast Guard is/are correct__________?
1. Indian Coast Guard has been entrusted with the offshore security coordination authority
2. Lead intelligence agency for coastal and sea border
3. Coastal security in territorial waters
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


a. 1 and 3 only
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 1 and 2 only
d. 3 only


ANSWER: See Answer
 
After the Mumbai attacks in 2008, there has been a paradigm shift in the maritime security apparatus that increased emphasis on surveillance, intelligence gathering, and information sharing amongst the various stakeholders to ensure an effective response to any emerging situation. In Feb 2009, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was additionally designated as the authority responsible for coastal security in territorial waters, including areas to be patrolled by the Coastal Police.

The Coast Guard is also responsible for overall coordination between Central and State agencies in matters relating to Coastal Security. In order to achieve near gap-free surveillance of the entire coastline, 38 additional Radar Stations and 08 Mobile Surveillance Systems are being installed.
 

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