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First Coast Guard Station in Mayabunder, North Andaman Islands
First Coast Guard Station in Mayabunder, North Andaman Islands

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Indian Coast Guard Station Mayabunder, the first CG Station in the North Andaman Islands was commissioned today.

Background

  • There is a need for maintaining continuous vigil of this strategically important archipelago (archipelago: a group of islands).
  • Coast Guard had initiated several far-reaching measures to augment force levels and manpower to meet existing and future maritime challenges.
  • Indian Coast Guard in maintaining a high state of vigil in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands resulting in apprehension of a large number of poachers and saving of precious human lives during search and rescue operations.

Conclusion

  • The station is a part of ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen Maritime and Coastal Security.
  • The implementation of the Coastal Surveillance Network project would be a major milestone in ensuring near gap-free radar surveillance of these Islands.
  • The assets based at Mayabunder will help augment patrolling along the Northern Group of Islands for safeguarding Indian maritime interests.

PS: Coast Guard Station Mayabunder will function under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (Andaman & Nicobar – AN) through the Commander Coast Guard District Headquarter-9 located at Diglipur.

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