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Coastal security drill on Nov 8 & 9

Panjim: A two-day coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ has been scheduled on November 8 and 9 to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa coast. It will be conducted jointly by all security agencies from the coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water of 12 nautical miles.The exercise will also assess the effectiveness of the coastal fishing community for early warning of seaward threat. The services of Drishti lifeguards will also be utilised for the same purpose.The exercise will be supervised by the Chief Secretary and is conducted and coordinated by Indian Coast Guard, Goa. Intelligence and infiltration will be induced and alertness and preparedness of the stakeholders, including people of Goa will be tested. [H]

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