COAST GUARD

  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, alleges Manohar Parrikar 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar 1 week ago

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • 173 marine commandos deployed in Gujarat coastal areas after the recent Pakistani boat explosion January 5, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Security has been tightened across the coastal region of Gujarat after a Pakistani boat exploded 365 kms off Porbandar coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. 173 marine commandos have been deployed at 20 police stations along the coastal areas to avert any untoward incident. "After...
  • Pakistan captures two fishing boats with 12 Indian fishermen January 4, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan on Sunday captured two fishing boats with 12 Indian fishermen. The capture came after four days when the Indian Coast Guard intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat allegedly carrying explosives. "The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency apprehended 12 Indian fishermen alongwith two boats off the Gujarat coast in the Arabian sea...
  • Terror at sea: India searches for second Pakistan boat which came from Karachi January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: After a mid sea operation against a Pakistani boat that probably averted a 26/11 like terror attack on New Years eve, sources say Indian authorities are on the lookout for a second boat which also came from Karachi around the same time. Indian secirity agencies are searching the...
  • Pakistan rejects reports of boat interception off Gujarat January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday rejected reports that a Pakistani fishing boat said to be carrying explosives was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard off the coast of Gujarat and the vessel exploded before sinking along with four occupants. Foreign Office Spokesman Tasnim Aslam categorically denied the reports which said that...
  • Coast Guard patrolling still on, area where Pakistan terror boat sank under surveillance January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Coast Guard IG Kuldeep Singh on Saturday said, "In the afternoon of December 1,...
  • Pakistan's terror at sea: Indian authorities keeping an eye on a second suspicious boat January 3, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. ...
  • Pakistani boat laden with explosives blows up off Indian coast: India January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives bound for India blew up, killing all four people on board, after the Indian Coast Guard tried to stop and search it, the Indian government said on Friday. It was not possible to independently verify the Indian account. In a first reaction,...
  • Congress congratulates Indian Coast Guards for intercepting Suspicious Pakistani boat January 2, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 but before the security officials could board the boat, it was set on fire by its occupants setting off explosions and finally sank....
  • Indian Coast Guards foiled 26/11 like terror attack January 2, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 but before the security officials could board the boat, it was set on fire by its occupants setting off explosions and finally sank....
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  • News 360: Indian Coast Guard intercepts suspicious Pakistani boat, set on fire January 2, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 but before the security officials could board the boat, it was set on fire by its occupants setting off explosions and finally sank....
  • Pakistani boat kept sending signals of non-compliance despite getting cornered by Coast Goast January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Coast Guard has stated that despite being cornered by it, the suspicious boat continued sending signals of non-compliance. The suspicious boat was Pakistani because of its construction and flag it was bearing. It can be called a terror bid if it is established but the matter is...
  • Pakistani boat blown off Gujarat coast, Coast Guard searching for wreckage, dead bodies January 2, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Coast Guard intercepted the suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat...
  • ISRO successfully launches India's heaviest rocket GSLV-3, paves way for manned space mission December 18, 2014

    Sriharikota: The Indian space Research Organisation successfully launched India's heaviest rocket - the GSLV-3 from Sriharikota on Thursday, as its next step towards putting a man in space. The operation continued for approximately 20 minutes with the capsule safely splashing down into Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands....
  • Armed forces conduct coastal exercise on the sixth anniversary of 26/11 November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 30 ships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard and state agencies have been deployed for an exercise off the western coast, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack. "In order to be better prepared to prevent a 26/11 incident...
  • Cyclone 'Hudhud': Coast Guard takes all precautionary measures October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Coast Guard Eastern region has taken all precautionary measures to face Cyclone Hudhud, expected to reach the northern coastline around Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Commander Coast Guard Eastern region, Inspector General, Satya Prakash Sharma. "We have already cautioned and warned all the mariners and fishermen...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Indian Coast Guard more prudent after Phailin to deal with storm, says PRO October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud, which is fast approaching the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastline, has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Friday evening and is expected to make a land fall on Sunday. Talking to IBNLive.com about the preparations done by the authorities, Indian Coast Guard PRO Comdt Ajay...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues 8 crew of a fishing boat September 20, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least eight persons in an ill fated fishing boat that stopped operation in sea off the Devi river mouth near Puri district. The fishing boat 'Mangala maa' carrying eight crew members had gone to the mid sea for fishing and developed technical...
  • Indian Coast Guard ship arrives in Singapore September 12, 2014

    Singapore: Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Samudra Paheredar' arrived here as part of its Asian itinerary that seeks international cooperation by building a platform for exchange of information and bilateral exercises. Commanded by Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena, the ship arrived in Singapore on Thursday. Samudra Paheredar, with a complement of 10 officers...
  • Mumbai: Police seize tugboat, detain 4 people July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent case of smuggling, the coastguard officials intercepted a tugboat off the Mumbai coast on June 29 and detained four people. The boat, Ganga Sagan, was sailing in the route between Gujarat and Karachi without the necessary documents or permissions. Police suspect the boat could be part of a...
  • Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen June 21, 2014

    Chennai: Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested and their two boats seized by Indian Coast Guard for allegedly fishing in the Indian waters of Bay of Bengal. The fishermen were arrested and the boats Dusantha and Maragala seized for fishing in Indian waters without permission at about...
  • Defence projects to get priority environment nod: Prakash Javadekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will focus on expediting environment clearances for pending projects and top priority will be given to defencerelated projects, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Javadekar, while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), said that the Ministry will focus on balancing the wellbeing...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen February 10, 2014

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen for trespassing into Indian waters in Nagapattinam. The Coast Guard has also seized five boats and 5000 kg fish. "Lankan fishermen had trespassed 48 nautical miles east off Velankanni," the Indian Coast Guard said. The Lankan fishermen have been handed...
  • Indian Coast Guard inventory to have 200 ships, 100 aircrafts by 2020 January 25, 2014

    Making steady additions to its inventory, the Indian Coast Guard will boast of an impressive fleet of 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2020, an officer said at Kolkata on Saturday. "We have been and will continue inducting new ships, vessels and aircraft into our inventory," Coast Guard Regional Commander (Northeast)...
  • Coast Guards of India, Japan to hold joint exercise January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Coast Guards of India and Japan will hold joint exercises off the coast of Kerala from Tuesday. "A highlevel delegation led by Admiral Yuji Sato, the Commandant, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), is on an official visit to India from 1215 January for the meeting and combined exercises with Indian...
  • 399 Navy cadets pass out of Indian Naval Academy November 23, 2013

    A batch of 399 cadets of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, including 28 women, on Saturday, passed out on successful completion of their training at a grand passing out parade in the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala. The parade, which marked the commissioning of the cadets of the Second B Tech...
  • Ship detention: Britain seeks consular access to its nationals October 18, 2013

    Britain, whose six nationals are among the arrested crew of a ship detained in Tamil Nadu, on Friday, sought consular access to them while having questions about the reasons for the action against them. "We have written to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) to request consular access to the British...