Panaji : April 18, 2017 …. A Comprehensive Coastal Security exercise for the year 2017 the first “Sagar Kavach Goa-01/17” is scheduled on April 20, and 21, 2017. This exercise involving all the concerned agencies is being conducted under the aegis of Government of Goa since 2009.
The Coastal Security Exercise “Sagar Kavach Goa-02/16” was conducted last in November, 2016. The objective of this exercise is to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa Coast jointly by all security agencies from coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water i.e 12 nautical miles. The exercise will also assess the effectiveness of coastal fishing community in serving as “Eye and Ears” for early warning of seaward threat. This time the service of Drishti lifeguards, present at the beaches of Goa, will also be utilized for same purpose.
The Coastal Security exercise is being supervised by the Chief Secretary and is conducted and coordinated by Indian Coast Guard, District Headquarter at Goa. Various agencies like Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Goa Police, Goa Coastal Security Intelligence Agencies, MPT, Ports Administration Department, CISF and Customs etc. will be taking part. In the exercise, intelligence and infiltration will be induced and the alertness and preparedness of all the stakeholder including people of Goa will be tested. This exercise provides all stakeholders and opportunity to fine tune standard operating procedure and test new operation concepts for coastal security.