Coastal security to be strengthened further: Raju
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.