Coast Guard commissions new station in Gujarat at Mundra

Coast Guard commissions new station in Gujarat at Mundra
Gandhinagar, 19 May, 2011

A new Coast Guard station was opened at Gujarat’s Mundra in Kutch district to shore up the coastal security apparatus close to maritime border with Pakistan.

The station, ICGS Mundra, was commissioned by Coast Guard Director General Vice Admiral Anil Chopra.

‘The new station at Mundra will play an effective role in undertaking joint coastal patrols along with the marine police, customs and fisheries departments to thwart maritime security threats in the sensitive coastal region of Gujarat,’ a Coast Guard press release said here.

Commandant R.K. Srivastava has been appointed the first commanding officer of the station.

The commissioning was witnessed by Coast Guard northwest region commander Deputy Inspector General B.S. Yadav, besides officers and men of the Indian Coast Guard and representatives of various state government agencies.

The Coast Guard also plans to soon open another station at Pipavav in Gujarat.

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