Video: Massive Exercise 'Sea Vigil' Concludes
Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard's two-day exercise 'Sea Vigil', which saw the participation of over 110 surface assets of two forces in the drill across the entire coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone, culminated on Wednesday.
In the exercise, contingencies from peace to war-time were also deployed to enhance the coastal defence and national security in the maritime domain.
During the exercise, the two maritime forces pressed in their several aircraft to keep the coastline areas under surveillance while the choppers were used to reinforce special operations personnel operating onboard offshore platforms.
In addition, a large number of Marine Police and Customs assets were also deployed.
"As ports form the nerve centre of seaborne trade, the security mechanism of ports was also validated during the exercise and the crisis management plans of all ports were assessed for their effectiveness to tackle emergencies," Indian Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said on Thursday.
State Police teams, Indian Navy Marine Commandos and Commandos from National Security Guard were also involved to tackle acts of maritime terrorism.