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Indian Coast Guard: Maritime security force of India
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue agency of India with jurisdiction over its territorial waters including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. It was started on 1 February 1977 and formally established on 18 August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India. It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

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Indian Coast Guard rescues Bangladeshi fishermen stuck in sea for two days

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SC notice to govt on Coast Guard pilot's plea seeking permanent commission

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Defence ministry inks Rs 1,070-crore deal for 14 Fast Patrol Vessels

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Indian Coast Guard conducts evacuation of ailing Indonesian ship crew member

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Attack on merchant vessels: Indian Navy enhances maritime surveillance efforts in Arabian Sea

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Escorted by Indian Coast Guard, ship attacked by drone arrives at Mumbai port


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Navy begins investigation into attack on merchant vessel off India's west coast

The Indian Navy has launched an investigation into a suspected drone strike on a Mangalore-bound cargo vessel off India's west coast in the Arabian sea. The Navy and the Indian Coast Guard deployed..
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Amazon India strengthens commitment to inclusive workplace by partnering with Indian Coast Guard

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Innovate while maintaining tradition in forces: Rajnath Singh

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Coast Guard rescues 12 crew members of sinking vessel off Gujarat coast

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Indian Coast Guard seize sea cucumbers worth Rs 1.64 crore

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Indian Coast Guard saves 19 people from sinking ship in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri coast

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PM Modi extends wishes to Indian Coast Guard on Raising Day


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Indian Coast Guard celebrates 46th Raising Day today - Know history, importance

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Director General VS Pathania is new Indian Coast Guard Chief

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