More vigilance, response needed to tackle terrorism: Maha Guv

Terrorism posed a threat, especially in coastal areas as was witnessed during 26/11 attacks and called for greater vigilance by Navy and other organisations to tackle the threats coming from the sea, Maharashtra Governor said.

Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 19:03 PM IST

Mumbai: Terrorism posed a threat, especially in coastal areas as was witnessed during 26/11 attacks and called for greater vigilance and response by Navy and other organisations to tackle the threats coming from the sea, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan said here on Wednesday.
Stating that a large portion of India`s industrial and
economic activity, including nuclear power stations, is within
200 km periphery of its long coastline, he said there was a
need for greater vigilance and response by the Navy and other
organisations to tackle the threats coming from the sea.

The Governor was addressing a Seminar on `Life Cycle
Support for Ships and Submarines` organised at Worli by the
Navy to mark the 275th Anniversary celebrations of the Naval
Dockyard here.
He pointed out that as economic power shifts to Asia, the
demand for energy and the volume of trade passing through the
Indian Ocean region will increase rapidly. This will enhance
the responsibility on the Navy to maintain security in the
region, he added.

The Governor congratulated the Naval Dockyard for
consistently providing maintenance, repairs and upkeep
facilities to Naval ships and submarines for these many years.

PTI