preparedness of the Coastguards in the East Coast in the light of possible
intrusion of Chinese naval ships in the Indian Ocean Area was reviewed at a
high level three day conference the Regional Commander (East) of the force had
with District and Station commanders held at Chennai last week
The operational preparedness of the
region with emphasis on coastal security, pollution response and infrastructure
development was discussed at the coastgurd district and station commanders and
works conference held from August 17 to 19.
The conference was attended by all the
Coast Guard District and Station Commanders from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and
Puducherry and senior officers from various Coast Guard units.
During the three days conference,
Commander Coast Guard Region (East) Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, reviewed
the operational preparedness of the Region with emphasis on coastal security,
pollution response and infrastructure development to meet the ICG mandated
charter of duties.
During his opening address, the Regional
Commander sensitized the District Commanders on the present security scenario
in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and emphasized the
importance of working in tandom with all the stake holders of coastal security
The role of fishing community as eyes and
ears towards coastal security was also highlighted.