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Indian Coast Guard Day: 1 February

Published on February 01, 2024
Current Context: Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated on 1st February every year. This day is observed to honor the commitment of the Coast Guard and is devoted to the officials and personnel who care for India’s maritime security.
Indian Coast Guard Day: 1 February
  • The Indian Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue agency of India with jurisdiction over its territorial waters including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
  • The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India. 
  • Since its inception to Dec 31, 2023, it carried out 3,899 search and rescue operations, 8,012 sorties and 453 medical evacuations at sea.
  • The Indian Coast Guard’s motto is “Semper Paratus,” which translates to “Always Ready.”
  • This reflects their commitment to being prepared for any situation, whether it involves rescuing lives or engaging in operations where they may need to fight and, if necessary, make the ultimate sacrifice.


Q.1 When is Indian Coast Guard Day celebrated?
a. 15th August
b. 26th January
c. 1st February
d. 2nd October

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