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Indian Navy and ICG conducted ‘Sagar Kavach’ Coastal Security Exercise

Published on October 11, 2020
Current Context: Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted the half-yearly Coastal Security Exercise, ‘Sagar Kavach’.
Indian Navy and ICG conducted ‘Sagar Kavach’ Coastal Security Exercise
  • The exercise was conducted at coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep.
  • The exercise was monitored from Joint Operations Central, Kochi, Kerala and was reviewed by Southern Naval Command Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla. 
  • The aim of ‘Sagar Kavach’ exercise is to check the coastal security and improve and update standard operating procedures. This exercise is assumed to be of high significance in the backdrop of the prevailing security mechanism in India. 
  • Along with Indian Navy and ICG, other stakeholders like Coastal Police, Coastal District Administration, Cochin Port, Fisheries department, Customs, Marine Enforcement Wing (MEW), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), IB and Lighthouse department also participated in the exercise. 
  • 20 Ships of Indian and ICG along with 50 patrol crafts manned by security agencies participated in this exercise. The participants were divided into 2 teams namely Red (attack team) and Blue (defence team). 
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh


Q.1 Where was ‘Sagar Kavach’, a Coastal Security Exercise, conducted?
a. Coastal area of Kerala
b. Coastal area of Karnataka
c. Coastal area of Lakshadweep
d. All of the above

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