Port Blair, June 24: As first-of-its-kind initiative, the Andaman & Nicobar Police, in collaboration with the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP), Okha, Gujarat, has launched an intensive two-week coastal security training course. This program aims to strengthen the coastal defence capabilities of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, involving 311 newly enrolled police personnel.

The training team headed by Shri Ram Kishan, Assistant Commandant of NACP, is being held at the Police Training School (PTS) in Prothrapur. The comprehensive curriculum covers international maritime laws, various engine systems, boat operations and basic defect rectification, borders and ports of India, Maritime Zones of India Act 1976, historical background of coastal crimes in India, and factors effecting coastal security.

The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Smti. Varsha Sharma, Deputy Inspector General of Police (L&O, PMF). During the event, DIGP Varsha Sharma engaged with NACP officials, discussed the training agenda, and explored potential collaborative efforts for future training and capacity building in coastal and maritime security. She also praised Assistant Commandant Shri Ram Kishan and his team for their meticulous planning and dedication to reskilling and upskilling coastal and marine police officers.

Assistant Commandant Shri Ram Kishan addressed the trainees, underscoring the significance of applying the skills acquired during the training to enhance the security of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and safeguard its coastline.

This initiative highlights the Andaman Police's commitment to bolstering coastal security and operational readiness. By facilitating this training, the National Academy for Coastal Policing aims to develop a well-trained and proficient police force capable of addressing the unique challenges associated with coastal security.