Watch: 2-day defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ tests India’s maritime preparedness

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Published on January 14, 2021 - Duration: 01:24s

Watch: 2-day defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ tests India’s maritime preparedness

India's preparedness to deal with all possible challenges in the maritime domain, including contingencies from peace to war-time, was tested in a two-day multi-agency military exercise that covered the 7,516 km-long coastline and exclusive economic zone, officials said on Thursday.

The second edition of exercise 'Sea Vigil', which concluded on Wednesday evening, particularly focused on the efficacy of the measures initiated to plug gaps in the coastal security set up following the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, they said.

The Indian Navy said the "envisaged objectives" of the exercise were met by the whole-hearted participation of all stakeholders.

The exercise involved deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard participated in the exercise that was billed as India's largest coastal defence drill, the officials said.

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