‘Coastal security in place to check infiltration’

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.

PTI



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

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