Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

With reference to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), consider the following statements:

(1) It was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent Armed force of India.
(2) It operates under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: 1 only

Explanation: Director General VS Pathania, took over as the 24th Chief of Indian Coast Guard on 31 Dec 2(1) He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College, New Delhi.

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.

It was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent Armed force of India.

It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).

Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) is located at New Delhi.

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