New Delhi: The two-day 40th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference which was inaugurated by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh concluded here on December 1. The conference put forth the roadmap for future and discussed a wide range of policy and strategic issues. The conference which is held annually aims to chalk out a futuristic vision for the service and to determine the modalities to overcome the challenges efficiently.
Inaugurating the Conference, the Defence Minister emphasised the government’s unwavering commitment to bolstering India’s coastal defences and maritime capabilities. The conference is aimed at addressing contemporary maritime challenges and fortifying India’s coastal surveillance mechanisms.
Singh was given an overview on the ongoing development projects, operational readiness and future expansion plans of Indian Coast Guard by the Director General Rakesh Pal who focussed on the efforts by the Coast Guard on being the vanguard in the field of maritime search and rescue and pollution response and the need to continue drive against contraband and drug trafficking.
The Minister complimented the officers and men of the Indian Coast Guard for displaying utmost dedication and professionalism in discharging their duties.