Exercise SEA Vigil – Coastal Defence Exercise (Download PDF)


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The maiden national level Coastal Defence Exercise conducted from 22 - 23 Jan. 2019 by Indian Navy witnessing simultaneous activation of coastal security apparatus across the country including maritime stakeholders at the Centre & all 13 Coastal States & Union Territories.

Image shows Mock Drills and Simulation

Image Shows Mock Drills and Simulation

Image shows Mock Drills and Simulation

Aim of the Exercise

Indian Navy Statement - To provide a realistic assessment of “our strengths and weakness & this will certainly help in strengthening of maritime security & in turn national security, “

Debrief of Exercise SEA Vigil

  • Held on 16th April 2019

  • Conducted at Naval headquarters

  • Chaired by – Vice Admiral, AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal), the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff

  • Attended by – High functionaries of the Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Central Ministries/Agencies & State/Governments/Union Territory Administration with intelligence agencies

  • Thru Tele-Conference all relevant agencies participated from field units in different states

Details of Coastal Defence Exercise – SEA Vigil

  • Indian Navy launched coastal defence exercise code named “Sea Vigil”

  • Test the efficacy of coastal safety procedures put after 26/11 Mumbai attack

  • For two day log exercise Navy & Guard join hands w/State Marine Police, state police, port authorities & state fishing departments along the coast in 13 Indian states and Union Territories

  • In the exercise Chairperson highlighted significant achievements & complimented all stake holders for progress in the realm of Coastal Defence and Security.

  • Also he complimented strong interagency coordination & interoperability achieved during the exercise & emphasised the need for flexibility & agility to deal w/security challenges.

  • Feedback from exercise & deliberations will be presented at next meeting of National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS).

- Published/Last Modified on: June 21, 2019


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