39th Regional Contingency Committee Western Region Meeting held at Western Naval Command, Mumbai
The 39th edition of the Regional Contingency Committee, Western Region meeting was held on 15 May 2019, under the Chairmanship of Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Staff Headquarters Western Naval Command at the Joint Operations Centre, Mumbai. The meeting was attended by representatives from Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard, State Intelligence Department, Marine Police, Customs, DG (Shipping), SCI, IMD, Fisheries, MBPT, JNPT, MMD, ONGC, BGEP, RIL, CAIRN, FSI, DM Cell, etc.
This meeting, which is held twice a year, is aimed at improving inter-agency coordination for dealing with security challenges and contingencies in Offshore Development Areas. This forum also reviews the conduct of contingency exercises, codenamed 'Prasthan' during which responses to various possible contingencies that could occur in the Offshore Development Areas are rehearsed by all stakeholders in a well co-ordinated manner. The co-ordination of all responses to such contingencies is done from the Joint Operations Center at Mumbai.
Revised Regional Contingency Plan (West) Vol 1 was also released by the Chairman during the meeting.