Port Blair, Apr 13 UNI | 4 months ago

Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), India's first Tri-Service Joint Command will be conducting the next coastal security exercise 'Tat Suraksha' from April 15 to 17.

'The bi-annual Coastal Security Exercise 'Tat Suraksha' will be the Ninth in the series, wherein besides validation on SOPs for Coastal Security of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, various drills and contingencies are practiced jointly between various maritime stakeholders in a coordinated manner to safeguard the coasts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,' Harmit Singh, the Public Relations Officer of Andaman Nicobar Command told

UNI today.

Towards exercise Tat Suraksha, components of Andaman and Nicobar Command, the A and N Administration, A and N Police, Police Marine Force (PMF), IRBN, CISF, Customs, Fisheries department, Forest department, Port Management Board (PMB), Directorate of Shipping Services (DSS), Director General Lighthouse and Lightships (DGLL) and all intelligence agencies will be exercised in the Southern and Northern Groups of Islands such that drills and contingencies are validated and rehearsed.

'During the exercise, the local populace will also be sensitized about the coastal security mechanism of A and N Islands and the usage of Toll free telephone number 1093 dedicated for reporting coastal security issues,' the PRO said.

Col Singh added that the exercise will be controlled and monitored from Joint Operations Centre (Coastal Security) - JOC (CS) at Headquarters, Andaman and Nicobar Command and coordinated by Indian Coast Guard from Regional Coastal Security Operations Centre (A&N) at CGRHQ (A&N).

(Posted on 13-04-2014)