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.
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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.