Ministry of Education

Rashtriya Raksha University hails “Hum Taiyyar Hain!” through the platform of the National Coastal Security Conclave "SAMUNDRARAKSHAN 2023".

Posted On: 08 DEC 2023 4:06PM by PIB Ahmedabad

On December 8, 2023, Rashtriya Raksha University, through its School of Integrated Coastal and Maritime Security Studies (SICMSS), in collaboration with the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP), jointly organized the “National Coastal Security Conclave - SAMUNDRARAKSHAN 2023,” aiming to discuss contemporary issues, trends, and Indian armed forces perspectives, generating cohesion, awareness, and sharing of the best practices among all the coastal security agencies. The event witnessed the presence of 150+ Armed Forces Personnel from the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Central Industrial Security Force, Border Security Force, and Marine Police of all the Coastal States and Union Territories of India.

Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel emphasized the importance of Coastal Security in India and defined the term of “Coastal Security” through the conclave. The term “Coastal Security refers to the policy of the government of a Nation with access to the territorial sea, specific to that Nation, in relation to its interfacial marine environment. Where the interfacial marine environment includes the Land Domain identified as the coast by the government for suppression of unlawful activities, protection and preservation of marine environment, prevention and control of marine pollution, and any other incidents associated with any of the terrains of National Security that could breach and induce domain stress, including disasters in other than war situations”. The Vice Chancellor further provided insights on the recent developments in the domain of coastal security through various government strategic initiatives, regional and national-level sea exercises, HADR operations, technological advancements, and policymaking in the domain of coastal security.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command (Chief Guest), applauded Prof. Patel for making strides in the domain of coastal and maritime security, envisioning this Multi-Agency National Coastal Security Conclave – 2023, "SAMUNDRARAKSHAN." Through the platform, we shared the vision and mission of “Hum Taiyar Hain." The Vice Admiral provided critical overview and development in the domain of coastal security, with the Indian Navy taking the lead, ensuring the safety and security of the Nation. Promoting and safeguarding the coastlines of the nation, along with the Indian Coast Guard, Border Security Force, State Marine Police, and other stakeholders. The recent HADR operation, Operation Kaveri, was undertaken by the Indian Navy in the event of a Biparjoy Cyclone and various other climate considerations. The key policy-oriented initiatives of the Coastal Security Scheme (CSS), the creation of NCSMCS, the formation of the National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC), and various others undertaken by the Department of Border Management under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, along with the indigenization and advancement in the field of technology.

Mr. Sushil Goswami highlighted the initiative undertaken by the School of Integrated Coastal and Maritime Security Studies (SICMSS), Rashtriya Raksha University. The development and successful implementation of the Gujarat Marine Police Training Model, which it envisions implementing throughout the coastal states of India, Conducting research, education, and training specifically in the domain of coastal and maritime security law in partnership with the national training agencies, the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) Okha. He advanced a note of gratitude to the Chief Guest, Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Anil Jaggi, Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area, and to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel, for always being a guiding light and support.

About Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU): Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) is a pioneering institution dedicated to education, research, training, and extension activities in the field of national security. With a focus on developing skilled professionals for various domains of national security management, RRU aims to contribute significantly to enhancing India’s security preparedness.

About the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP): The National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) is India’s first academy to train police forces to effectively safeguard the Indian shoreline. It was established in 2018 from a campus of Gujarat’s Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha in the newly created Devbhoomi Dwarka district. The academy is run by a multi-agency team of paramilitary and defence forces, including the Border Security Force (BSF), the Indian Navy, the Indian Coast Guard, and other coastal and maritime security agencies.

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