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20th September, 2023 Security

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  • The Indian Coast Guard conducted Operation Sajag.

Operation Sajag


  • The Indian Coast Guard conducted 'Operation Sajag,' a Coastal Security Drill along the Western Coast.


  • This drill serves to revalidate the coastal security mechanism and raise awareness among fishermen at sea.
  • The Sajag drill occurs monthly for one day, involving all Coastal Security stakeholders from dawn to dusk.


  • It helps verify the implementation of various Coastal Security measures, uncover valuable lessons, and highlight trends in coastal security.
  • Approximately 118 ships, including those from Customs, Marine Police, Ports, and the Indian Navy, participated along the west coast.
  • During the monthly drill of "OP SAJAG," extensive checks and verification of documents and crew passes for all fishing boats, barges, and sea-going craft are carried out.

Measures taken

  • Several measures have been implemented to strengthen coastal security, including the
    • Issuance of biometric cards for fishermen,
    • Color-coding of fishing boats by state,
    • Staffing of fish landing centers,
    • Access control at entry/exit checkpoints,
    • Coastal mapping,
    • Designation of specific marine band frequencies for security agencies, and
    • Marine police training by the Indian Coast Guard.
  • Monitoring of dhows, island security, and community interaction programs have also been established under the Coastal Security Construct.


Q. Recently, Operation Sajag was in the news. What is it?

1.A Naval operation

2.A Coastal Security Drill

3.An Airborne operation

4.Antisubmarine Warfare

Choose the correct code.

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

Answer: 2. A Coastal Security Drill