About Indian Coast Guard Day
Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated every year on February 1st. The interim Indian Coast Guard was established on 1 February 1977 to prevent the seaborne smuggling of the goods.
The Indian Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue agency of India with jurisdiction over its territorial waters including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.
The duties and functions of the service were formally defined in the Coast Guard Act, which was passed by India's parliament on 18 August 1978 and came into immediate effect.