48th Raising Day of ICG

  • The Indian Coast Guard was established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978.
  • It currently has 152 ships and 78 aircraft.
  • It has saved over 11,554 lives since its inception.
  • It maintains a 24×7 vigil in the Maritime Zones of India.
  • It has seized weapons, contraband, and narcotics worth Rs 15,343 Crore since its inception, with Rs 478 Crore seized in 2023 alone.
  • Currently, 21 ships are under construction including Pollution Control Vessels (PCVs).
  • It has placed orders for the procurement of eight Dornier aircraft and six Multi-Mission Maritime Surveillance aircraft.
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