Chaired by Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM, the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the debrief of the Indian Navy exercise “Sea Vigil” held from January 22 to 23 was conducted on Tuesday at the Naval headquarters.

First national-level coastal defence exercise conducted by the Indian Navy, Sea Vigil involved naval stakeholders at the centre and all 13 coastal states and union territories.

The debriefing was attended by high official of the Navy, Indian Coast Guard, central ministries, state governments, union territory administration and intelligence agencies.

Highlighting the important achievements during the exercise, Vice Admiral Pawar (DCNS) complimented the stakeholders for the progress over the last decade in the realm of coastal defence and security along with the strong inter-agency coordination and interoperability achieved during the exercise. Also he reiterated the need for flexibility and agility to deal with security channels.

The feedback from the exercise and deliberations are to be presented in the next meeting of the National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS).