As per the existing procedure, all foreign vessels, drilling rigs, barges, platforms,
supply vessels, etc. engaged in E&P activities in India are required to obtain security
clearance from Ministry of Defence (Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence
- Navy) and the applications are submitted to DGH for obtaining approval from Ministry
of Defence on behalf of operator.
All expatriates engaged in any E&P activity in the country are required to obtain
security clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and all
the applications are submitted to DGH for security and obtaining necessary approval
from the above noted security agency on behalf of operators.