You're not a million miles away from me. I live in Kidderminster. Do you fish in the UK ?
The Salt rod is a bait fishing rod designed to cast 4 to 8oz. This will need to be paired with a hefty reel and heavy nylon mono filament line of perhaps 40 lb - I wouldn't bother with a shock leader. You will need to take your own leads to India as they are simply not available. As to rigs, it really depends on what you're after. Certainly take things like bait thread (I like Ghost Cocoon) and anything else that might be hard to find locally from the UK.
I'm not familiar with your Ugly Stick but would suggest that you give it a try with a mid sized spinning reel and braid line for lure fishing. This sort of outfit will also be handy for any light bait fishing.
I've never fished the East Coast but would expect the usual Indo Pacific species to be present including barramundi, MJ's, trevally etc as well as various species of sharks and rays - and erm catfish......
My suggestion would be to find out as much as you can about the coast near where you will be staying and post up specific questions related to that. Hot spots to look out for would include river mouths and rocky headlands on otherwise sandy shores.