South Asia and Beyond

Coast Guard, The Indian Military’s Fourth Arm

NEW DELHI: The Coast Guard, though an integral part of India’s armed forces, is relatively less talked about compared to the other three services. It’s a 20,000-strong force but performs multiple functions both during war and in peacetime. Defending India’s vast coastline is among the key functions of the organization. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale dwells on the multitude of roles played by the Coast Guard.

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