Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy said that the Andhra Pradesh government gives utmost priority to coastal security to meet any security challenge through the sea route.
Talking to the media after inaugurating a coastal security police station at the fishing harbour here today, he said that coastal security was very essential to protect on-shore oil installations.
He said that there is a possible threat to oil installations from ISI-sponsored terrorism.
He said that the police had already recruited 300 fishermen as home guards.
Out of 21 coastal security police stations in the state, permanent buddings have been constructed for six stations, while the Central Public Works Department would construct buildings for the remaining 15 stations, he said.