Shri Rajnath Singh calls for round-the-clock vigil from all agencies in Maritime domain

Shri Rajnath Singh calls for round-the-clock vigil from all agencies in Maritime domain

Shri Rajnath Singh called for a 24x7 vigil, co-ordination and pro-active approach from all agencies in the Maritime domain to thwart any potential threats posed by non-state as well as state-sponsored terrorism.The attack of 26/11 happened through sea route only. It is the strong resolve of this government that we will not let such incidents to happen on our territory.
Raksha Mantri lauded ICG for playing a pivotal role in building the synergy and cohesion of efforts between all stakeholders responsible for ensuring safety and security in the Maritime zones. ICG become a Maritime Force to reckon with and is responding to a multitude of challenges in the Maritime Sphere with professionalism and pride.

Shri Rajnath Singh acknowledged that ICG made an impact in its Area of Responsibility due to its omnipresence and commitment for ensuring safer seas for mariners. Each successful mission resonates the efficiency of the officers and men and highlights the effective response capabilities of this service

Indian Coast Guard - Sahayata

Indian Coast Guard actively involved in saving over 4,000 precious lives during recent flood disaster relief operation Sahayata in Coastal States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. The service created a Maritime history by seizing 1.5 Ton Heroin from Merchant Ship Henry, giving a setback to anti-national elements by averting misuse of funds that would have been generated from contraband. These are just a few of many such incidents wherein Indian Coast Guard has lived up to its reputation as ‘Sentinels of Sea’”
The measures being taken by the Government for President Tatrakshak Medal and Tatrakshak Medals awardees,  The President of India for the awardees has been approved by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is submitted to PMO.
The awardees at the ceremony, Shri Rajnath Singh lauded the tremendous courage and dedication to the nation they displayed under testing conditions. The recognition further motivates the ICG personnel and they go the extra mile while discharging the mandate of the vibrant maritime force.

Raksha Mantri conferred gallantry and meritorious service medals to ICG personnel. A total of 61 awards including one President’sTatrakshak Medals (Gallantry), eight President Tatrakshak Medals (Distinguished Service), 32 Tatrakshak Medals (Gallantry) and 20 Tatrakshak Medals (Meritorious Service) were conferred to the ICG personnel by Raksha Mantri. The President Tatrakshak Medals and Tatrakshak Medals are awarded as recognition to selfless devotion to duty, exemplary courage and acts of valour under extreme conditions to the officers and men.

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