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  • Saikat Das asked: What is the policy of Indian Navy/Coast Guard regarding pursuit of a rogue vessel into the territorial waters of a neighbouring country?

    Sarabjeet Singh Parmar replies: In the first instance we need to understand what a rogue vessel or rogue ship is. In the absence of any internationally recognised definition, the given definition can be assumed: “Any ship that has violated a condition that warrants her arrest and detention is called a rogue ship.” The condition could be related to terrorism, piracy, or any recognised act of maritime crime, or violation of any law or regulation stipulated by a coastal state in her maritime zones.

    Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and the Australian Connection

    The government needs to focus on meeting the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard’s urgent requirements for fuel so that their existing assets could be put to optimal use rather than squander funds on procuring an additional patrol boat from an Australian company.

    June 08, 2018

    Too Early to Celebrate! The Decline of Somali Piracy off the East Coast of Africa

    The pirates of Somalia constitute one one of the greatest threats to maritime security in modern time.Their operations started amidst the political instability, economic crisis and state collapse that characterised the fall of the Siad Barre regime in Somalia in 1991.

    November 2017

    Odisha’s Potential Role in Enhancing Security in the Bay of Bengal

    A long coastline, ports, and availability of airfields all make Odisha a strategic asset that provides considerable leverage for securing India’s national interests and enhancing influence in South East Asia.

    November 13, 2017

    Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

    Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

    A scramble for assets between the years 2013 and 2015 culminated in the procurement of a fleet of vessels that have restored a degree of capability and viability to the TTCG.

    August 26, 2016

    Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

    Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

    Raising a Central Marine Police Force and wasting resources on their training and equipment is neither necessary nor advisable given that the country already has a central organisation to protect the coast – the Indian Coast Guard.

    June 21, 2016

    Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation moves ahead

    Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation moves ahead

    FIPIC-2 has added substantially to the package of projects and activities. This has now to be matched by delivery and implementation, which are challenging tasks for the Indian government.

    August 25, 2015

    Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

    Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

    Converting the Services` HQs as departments of the government within the scope of Allocation of Business Rules, with responsibility to Parliament for obtaining defence appropriations, may be in the long-term interests of the country.

    June 23, 2015

    Why Marine Police remains the weakest link in India’s coastal security system?

    Why Marine Police remains the weakest link in India’s coastal security system?

    Given that marine police has been exclusively created for coastal security, it is imperative that the force is adequately strengthened and for this to happen, it is incumbent upon the respective state governments to recognize the severity of sea-borne threats.

    November 26, 2014

    China’s Second Coast: Implications for Northeast India

    Myanmar’s 2,276 km long coastline in the Bay of Bengal has the potential to provide the ‘second coast’ to China to reach the Indian Ocean and achieve strategic presence in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Especially transportation logistics to the ‘second coast’ from landlocked south west Chinese provinces like Yunnan have both economic and strategic benefits

    June 19, 2014

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