The meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee was held at Panaji, Goa yesterday under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. During the meeting, the Union Home Minister applauded the efforts put in by Indian Coast Guard in coordinating various activities related to strengthening of Coastal Security mechanism.
The committee members accompanied by Inspector General, VSR Murthy, Deputy Director General (Operations & Coastal Security), Coast Guard Headquarters also visited the Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 11, Goa for an overview of the Remote Operating Station (ROS), Goa. The ROS, Goa is part of the Coast Guard project of Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN). The Phase-I has 46 Radar Stations (36 on the mainland and 06 on the Lakshadweep Islands, 04 in A&N Islands) and the Phase-II of the project shall include additional 38 Radar Stations. With the completion of these Radar Stations, the Indian coastline shall have near gap free electronic surveillance of the entire coastline.
The delegation, thereafter, visited the Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari, the state-of-the-art Pollution Control Specialised Vessel, for firsthand knowledge of Coast Guard operations.