Highlights

A 2 day joint coastal security exercise, “Sagar Kavach” was launched at Odisha’s Paradip Coas. The joint exercise is being carried out by a joint effort of the state of Odisha and West Bengal govt. 

Points To Note

  • The main purpose of the Sagar Kavach exercise is to carry out the exercise on the coast of Paradip this year, just like every year after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. 
  • The exercise is being carried out to prevent a repeat of the Mumbai attacks by sea route.
  • More than ten such departments, including the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Odisha Police, local fishermen, forest department, and port marine department, have joined the exercise.
  • It will run for 2 days, with red and green forces being formed to infiltrate and prevent attacks. This year 2020, for coastal security the exercise was named “Sagar Kavach”.

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