‘Coastal security in place to check infiltration’
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:42
Visakhapatnam: Union Minister of State for Defence, M M Pallam Raju, on Friday said here that the coastal security apparatus for dealing with infiltration attempts by the sea route was already in place, and was being strengthened further.

Addressing a gathering after commissioning of Indian Coast Guard ship 'Rani Abbakka' at the Coast Guard jetty here this evening, Raju said the establishment of coastal surveillance network was in various stages of implementation.

Because of the increased commercial traffic through Indian waters, the role of Coast Guard had become all the more significant, he said.

Stability in the neighbourhood and the Indian ocean region was of paramount importance as any disturbance can have an effect on the internal security of India, the minister said.

As the resources on the land were getting depleted, nations were turning to the seas, and Coast Guard also had an important role in safeguarding India's marine wealth, Raju said.


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:42

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