Indian Coast Guard

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Indian Coast Guard recently bought home ten rescued fishermen from Maldivian waters.

About Indian Coast Guard:

  • What is it? It is an armed force that protects India's maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
  • History: it was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent Armed force of India.
  • Parent ministry: It operates under the Ministry of Defence.
  • Administration: The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).
  • HQ: Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) is located at New Delhi.


Q1) What is maritime law?

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a body of laws, conventions, and treaties that govern private maritime business and other nautical matters, such as shipping or offenses occurring on open water.

Source: Indian Coast Guard brings home ten rescued fishermen from Maldivian waters