PANAJI: Coastal defence exercise, ‘Sea Vigil 22,’ was initiated on the coastal belts of Goa on Tuesday morning to establish a robust coastal defence and coastal security setup alongside all the Central and State Security Agencies (SSA).
Indian Naval and coast guard vessels and aerial assets were deployed along the coast for a layered security setup. Goa state security police, fisheries department, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), and Customs conducted the patrolling closer to the coast to maintain up-to-date maritime domain awareness.
In addition to this, the security audits of high-value assets and points were undertaken during the exercise by various agencies to improve and enhance the security setup along the coastal belts of Goa.
The exercise is planned and will continue over the next two days along the Goa coast. It will involve all the coastal States, Union Territories and other maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities.