Title: INDIAN COAST GUARD.
Date Of Issue: 12-Aug-2008
No/Issue Sheet: 40
Printing Process: Photogravure
Nos. Printed: 0.8 Million
Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Government of India constituted the Indian Coast Guard Organization on 1st February, 1877, as an Armed Force of the Union under the Ministry of Defence.
It is primarily a law enforcement agency of the Government of India. The coast Guard's broad charter of duties includes providing protection to fishermen including assistance to them at sea while in distress, preservation and protection of marine environment, safety and protection of offshore installations and artificial islands, prevention and control of marine pollution, carrying out anti smuggling and anti piracy operations and ensuring safety of life and property at sea.
The stamps have been designed to highlight the relationship between the Maritime Waters of India and the Indian Coast Guard. The first two stamps high light the air capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard, showing a Dornier Fixed Wing Aircraft and an Advanced Light Helicopter. The surface capability of the Coast Guard is shown through stamps depicting a Hover craft and an Advance Offshore Patrol Vessel.
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