Indian Coast Guard celebrates its 48th. Raising Day in Delhi.

Updated, Feb. 01, 2024. 8.16 PM.

Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 48th Raising Day in New Delhi on Thursday. Defence Ministry said in a statement that Indian Coast Guard, with 152 ships and 78 aircraft in its arsenal, is on track to achieve its targeted force levels of 200 surface platforms and 100 aircraft by 2030.
Under the motto “Vayam Rakshamah”, the ICG has saved over 11 thousand 554 lives since its inception, including 200 lives in 2023. This commitment to safety and security has positioned Indian Coast Guard as one of the renowned Coast Guards globally.
Maintaining 24×7 vigil in the Maritime Zones of India, the ICG deploys 50 to 60 ships and 10 to 12 aircrafts daily. In response to the evolving challenges in maritime security, it has significantly strengthened Maritime Law Enforcement.

This has resulted in the seizure of weapons, contraband, and narcotics worth 15 thousand 343 crore rupees since its inception, with 478 crore rupees seized in 2023 alone.