The Indian Coast Guard carried out a two-day coastal security exercise along the 1,600 km coastline of the state with Indian Navy, Air Force, BSF marine commandos, Customs and Gujarat Police that ended on Thursday.
The coast guard officials said that the exercise was carried out for protection of the vulnerable areas and points across the coastline. The personnel of all forces were put to test to their alertness and response level in managing the emergency situations and prevent infiltration exercises.
The ships and aircraft of all forces were used including the marine police force of the Gujarat Police. The port security boats of the Port Security Unit of the Coast Guard and Harbour Tugs were also deployed for a joint exercise.
The exercise was also joined by the officials of the Fisheries Department, Gujarat Maritime Board, Kandla Port Trust, Mundra Port, Pipavav Port, Director General of Shipping, Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships, Airport Authorities, NCB, CRPF, GSDMA and Industries Department to strengthen the synergy of the surveillance.