Karnataka: The Inspector General and Commander of the Coast Guard Region (West) visited Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and the chief minister in Bengaluru on Thursday. The regional commander briefed the governor and chief minister on several aspects of the service, as well as the numerous improvements planned to strengthen Karnataka’s coastal security structure. In the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae and the state’s heavy rains, he spoke about the 233 lives saved in various SAR efforts, including Karnataka fishermen. Preventive measures performed by the Indian Coast Guard during recent cyclones in the Arabian Sea resulted in no deaths at sea.
The flag officer met with the chief secretary and informed him of recent developments in his area of responsibility, as well as plans to improve the marine domain to ensure the security of the Karnataka coastline. Various concerns connected to Coast Guard facilities, infrastructure, coastal security, fishermen, and the development of the proposed site of the Indian Coast Guard Academy Project (ICGAP) in Mangaluru were discussed during his discussion with the Chief Secretary.
The efforts of CSP in improving overall operational efficiency in the state’s coastal security construct and embarkation for combined coastal patrol were highlighted during a conversation with DGP. The Director-General praised the state government’s efforts and cooperation in building the coastal security mechanism. During the meetings, the Regional Commander asked the State’s assistance in the development of ICG’s overall infrastructure, which would help to strengthen the charter of duties.