Coastal security to be strengthened further: Raju
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 20:46
  
Rajahmundry: Union Minister of State for defence Pallam Raju on Saturday said the defence ministry was chalking out plans to strengthen the security along the country's coastline in the next two years.

Steps were being taken in the coastal areas to avoid a repeat of 2008 Mumbai terror attack-like incidents, he said.

Raju was speaking after attending the commissioning of an Indian Coast Guard ship, ICGS C-151, at Kakinada port.

The ship would boost the maritime security cover and surveillance in the Krishna-Godavari basin, and also facilitate a quick response to emergency situations, he said.

The ship would augment the security cover provided by ICGS Gangadevi and interceptor boat C-141, which are based at Kakinada at present.

S P Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard - East region, said ICGS C-151 was the third ship to be commissioned at Kakinada port in the last three years.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 20:46


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