Needs of Icg


The Indian Coast Guard is the organization involved in the maritime security of the India.   The Coast Guard is a multi-mission service; with a wide range of missions it is responsible for conducting.   The Coast Guard’s organizational structure allows the organization to be readily adaptable to changing operational priorities, and it has shown, since 26/11, its ability to complete with distinction the missions it is called upon to perform.   Increasingly important to the nation’s maritime security is the management of what is known as Maritime Domain Awareness, which allows law enforcement and security agencies the ability to see threats, at a distance, and maintain the “big picture” of maritime security.   The Coast Guard is one of the most important contributors to, and users of, Maritime Domain Awareness information.   In an effort to evolve to meet the post-26/11 security missions, the Coast Guard has undertaken several major projects to modernize its ability to complete its missions, including the Deepwater modernization.   The Coast Guard, although a well performing organization, does not operate in a vacuum, and it is absolutely necessary that the Coast Guard operates in close cooperation with other government agencies and the maritime industry.   The Coast Guard must continue to define itself and its primacy in maritime security if it is able to compete for the resources it needs to complete its modernization projects and evolve into the premier maritime security agency it is striving to become.
Indian Coast Guard:   Evolution of the Security Mission
Since its creation in 1978, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been a “military, multi-mission, maritime service” and is the country’s primary maritime law enforcement agency.   As the nation’s primary maritime law enforcement agency, the Indian Coast Guard has experienced a unique, and organizationally shocking, transition since the terrorist attacks of 26/11.   The missions of the...