The exercise was conceptualised in 2018 to validate various measures that have been instituted towards enhancing maritime security since ‘26/11’.
It is conducted by the Indian Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard and other Ministries entrusted with the task of maritime activities.
Sea Vigil-22 will see the activation of the coastal security apparatus across India and will be undertaken along the entire 7,516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India.
The exercise is a warm-up for the Indian Navy’s major Theatre Level Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX), which takes place every two years.
Sea Vigil and TROPEX will work together to address the broad spectrum of maritime security challenges.