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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
21-December-2011 14:56 IST
Setting up Permanent Coast Guard Base at Nerul, Navi Mumbai
There is no proposal before the government to set up a permanent base of Indian Coast Guard at Nerul in Navi Mumbai.

Government has already initiated several measures for strengthening the maritime security of the entire coast in the country including the Navi Mumbai area. Besides increasing the assets and manpower of Coast Guard and Navy, Joint Operation Centres (JOCs) have been established and intelligence mechanism has been strengthened. Further joint operational exercises are taking place on regular basis among the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Coastal State Police, customs and others in order to check the effectiveness of the integrated approach adopted for the coastal security.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri Ranjitsinh Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil in Rajya Sabha today.