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Navy`s visibility in Indian Ocean has increased: Admiral Verma

Asserting that the Indian Navy`s visibility in the Indian Ocean has increased, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma on Tuesday said its ships are giving adequate protection to merchant vessels in the ocean.

Maintenance of fighting abilities a top priority: Admiral Verma

India`s top Navy commanders discussed the security scenario and naval preparedness with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma underlining the need to pay maximum attention to maintenance of the war fighting capabilities.

Steps initiated to strengthen coastal security: Naval chief

Steps have been initiated to strengthen the country`s coastal security, Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma said Thursday and expressed optimism that the targets set for the coastal defence would be met.