2-day joint coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ begins


A two-day joint coastal security annual exercise “Sagar Kavach” was held on November 5-6 at Paradip Coast, Odisha. It was carried out by the state governments of Odisha and West Bengal. More than 10 such departments, including the Indian Navy, the Indian Coast Guard, the Odisha Police, the local fishermen, the forest department, and the port marine department, have joined the joint exercise.

As a part of this exercise red and green forces were formed to infiltrate and prevent attacks. In the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai Attack (Maharashtra) on November 26, 2008, by the terrorists, this exercise is being held every year in Indian coastline to prevent a repeat of attacks by sea. The perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai Attack had infiltrated into India from Pakistan through the sea routes.

About Odisha:

  • Chief Minister (CM): Naveen Patnaik.
  • Capital: Bhubaneswar.

About West Bengal:

  • Chief Minister (CM)– Mamata Banerjee.
  • Capital-Kolkata.

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