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India validates seaward defence capabilities in largest coastal exercise

23 January 2019

Key Points

  • The Indian Navy is co-ordinating the country’s largest coastal defence exercise
  • Drills will validate various measures that have been taken since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

The Indian Navy is co-ordinating the country’s largest coastal defence exercise to validate the efficacy of measures taken since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The drills, which are known as Exercise ‘Sea Vigil’, is taking place on 22–23 January across all 13 coastal states and union territories bounded by the Arabian Sea, as well as the Bay of Bengal.

Other agencies participating in the drills include the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and marine police services of the respective states.

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