Mangalorians Rejoice as the city would host India’s first Coast Guard academy

India’s first Coast Guard academy will make its ground at Mangaluru, said Defence Spokesperson (PRO) Bengaluru on Saturday.

Over 158 acres of Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) land has been taken over for establishing ICG Academy.

“India’s first Coast Guard academy to come up at Mangaluru. 158 acres KIADB land taken over for setting up #ICGAcademy. A milestone towards professional maritime training to ICG officers & men & stakeholders,” tweeted PRO Bengaluru, Ministry of Defence.