INDIAN COAST GUARD
DATE OF FOUNDATION - 1 Feb. 1978
SIZE - 5, 440 personnel
MOTTO - We Protect
HEADQUARTERS - New Delhi
UNDER - Ministry of Defence Indian Armed Forces
DIRECTOR GENERAL - Vice Admiral Anurag Gopalan Thaplial , AVSM
ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL - ADG Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM
WEBSITE - indiancoastguard.nic.in
FUNCTIONING : - The Coast Guard is headed by Director General and its headquarter located at New Delhi with regional headquarter at Mumbai , Chennai and Port Blair . Its duties are to protect the coast , checking smuggling , poaching etc. .
A coast guard is a national organization which is responsible for various services at sea. During the time of war, coast guards are responsible for the defence of the harbour, maintaining the security of the port, naval counter intelligence and patrolling of the coastal areas. The Indian Coast Guard is the fourth service created to guard Republic of India's vast coastline. It was created on 18 August 1978 as an independent entity as per the Coast Guard Act. The Indian Coast Guard is part of the armed forces of India.
The coast guard works closely with the Indian navy and the Customs Department of India. India's coast guard has a large number of fast craft including hovercraft and hydrofoils. They patrol the seas and river mouths and they also patrol the lakes in Kashmir.