Govt approves 7 radar stations on Gujarat coast

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 18:59

New Delhi: The government has given approval for
setting up seven radar stations on Gujarat coast along with a
Coast Guard station at Pipavav in the state, Defence Minister
A K Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Seven radar stations have been approved on Gujarat coast
including in South Gujarat.... Government has also accorded
approval for setting up a Coast Guard station at Pipavav in
Gujarat," Antony said in a written reply to a question in the
House.

On proposal for setting up Coast Guard stations along the
Gujarat coastline, he said, "There are seven Coast Guard
stations in Gujarat located at Gandhinagar, Porbandar, Okha,
Jakhau, Vadinar, Mundra and Veraval. There is an Air Enclave
at Porbandar."

Coast Guard stations at a particular place are set up
after taking into account the threat perception, vulnerability
gap analysis and presence of other stations in the vicinity,
he said.

A Regional Headquarters (North West) at Gandhinagar has
also been established in Gujarat to monitor coastal security
for Gujarat.

Under Phase-I of centrally sponsored Coastal Security
Scheme, 10 coastal police stations have been established and
12 additional coastal police stations have been sanctioned
under Phase II, he said.

Replying to a question on modernisation of airfields, he
said, "Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure (MAFI) is
under progress to modernise the navigational aids at all
Indian Air Force airfields. MAFI is planned in two phases
under which 30 airfields are planned for modernisation."

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 18:59

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