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Indian Navy, Coast Guard part of action at mega coastal defence war games

More than 100 assets of Indian Navy Coast Guard were pressed into action along India’s coastline along with other agencies to test India’s maritime security against infiltration from the waters as part of exercise ‘Sea Vigil’.

The wargaming was a two-day coastal defence exercise conducted on January 12 and 13.

“The conceptual and geographical expanse of Sea Vigil included the entire coastline and EEZ of the country and contingencies from Peace to War-time were exercised. In addition, mitigation measures, onshore, in case of any breach in coastal security were also validated,” the Indian Navy said.

Aircraft, helicopters and ships were part of the second edition of the massive. The first edition took place in 2019.

“The exercise involved the deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of Indian Navy (IN) and Coast Guard (CG) participated in the exercise,” the Indian Navy added.

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