Special Message

 Happy Indian Coast Guard Day! 

- Establishment: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was founded on February 1, 1977, under the Coast Guard Act of 1977.

- Today marks the 48th Indian Coast Guard Day.

- Mission: ICG is a multi-mission organization ensuring offshore safety, marine security, and protecting India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

- Strength: From 7 ships initially, ICG now operates 158 ships and 78 aircraft, making it the world's fourth-largest Coast Guard.

- Motto: "VAYAM RAKSHAMAH – We Protect."

- Indian Coastline Coverage: ICG safeguards the coastlines of 9 Indian states and union territories: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Daman Diu, and Puducherry.
Turning Point Defence Academy pays tribute to the brave men and women of the Indian Coast Guard who ensure the safety of our maritime boundaries.