Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the proposed site for the
Indian Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore in Karnataka
accompanied by Director General Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh.
The Minister also visited Coast Guard District Headquarters Karnataka. The
proposed training centre is being developed on 160 acres of land, which has
been cleared by the Government on 20 days back. This is her maiden visit to
Coast Guard, Karnataka as Defense Minister during which she was apprised about
the operational preparedness, coastal security mechanism, infrastructure
development and administrative set up of Coast Guard, Karnataka. She also
reviewed the rescue operations conducted by the Coast Guard, Karnataka during
Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, on her arrival inspected the Guard of Honour given
by Coast Guard, Karnataka before visiting the Remote Operating Station – New
Mangalore. This station is a part of the chain of static sensors in the West
Coast for gap free electronic surveillance of the entire coast up to 25
nautical miles from the coast.
The Minister also interacted with the troops of Coast Guard, Karnataka who
man the ships and aircraft including bases. She appreciated their dedication to
the service and efforts in guarding the nation’s interest in the sea.