Operation Sea Vigil

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  • November 17, 2022
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Context: Recently the third edition of the ‘pan-India’ coastal defence Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ is conducted by the Indian Navy.

About Operation Sea Vigil:

  • Sea Vigil is a national-level coastal defence exercise which was conceptualised in 2018 for enhancing maritime security since ‘26/11’ Mumbai terror attack.
  • The exercise is being conducted by the Indian Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard and other ministries involved in maritime activities.
  • The exercise will be undertaken along the entire 7516-km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India.
  • The exercise involves all the Coastal States and Union territories along with other maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities.
  • Sea Vigil and TROPEX together will cover the entire spectrum Maritime Security challenges.
    • Theatre Level Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) is an inter-service military exercise conducted every two years.

Additional Information:

  • An Automatic Identification System (AIS) was made compulsory for all vessels above 20 metres after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
  • A project to install transponders on small fishing vessels, under 20 metres in length was planned and the pilot started in Tamil Nadu.
  • The transponders with positioning navigation systems have been modified into a two-way communication system in this pilot.

Source: The Hindu


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