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Home Minister to review coastal security in Mumbai

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will hold a meeting with top officials of nine coastal states and four Union Territories here on Friday to review coastal security, an official said on Wednesday.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews coastal security

Issues of biometric cards to fishermen and colour coding of fishing vessels were also discussed in the meeting.

Bugest boost for coastal security initiatives

Government has finally decided to give impetus to steps for coastal security with a whopping 18-fold increase in allocation in Union Budget to secure the country's 7,517-km coastline.

Security measures beefed up at 12 major ports

Coastal security has been beefed up at 12 major ports in the country with installation of advanced surveillance systems and patrolling to avert any untoward incident, a top official has said.

Coast Guard aims to have fleet of 150 ships, 100 aircraft by 2020

In view of the coastal security lapse during 26/11 attack, the Indian Coast Guard has begun augmenting its off-shore strength and the force aims to have 150 ships and 100 twin-engine aircraft by 2020 in its fleet.

Insufficient fuel for boats hinders sea patrolling in Maharashtra

The 72 high-end speed boats acquired by Maharashtra Police two years after the Mumbai terror attacks are not operated to full capacity along the state's coastline for want of fuel and unattended technical snags.

IMAC for coastal security a reply to 26/11 attack: Parrikar

Six years after the Mumbai terror attack, the state of the art Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) for coastal security was inaugurated here on Sunday by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who described it as "bold initiative" and a reply to 26/11.

Centre takes steps to strengthen coastal security

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the central government is taking all necessary steps to strengthen coastal security.

Coastal security strengthened post 26/11 terror attack: Govt

Significant steps have been taken by the Indian Coast Guard for round-the-clock monitoring and patrolling of eastern and western coasts post 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Odisha introduces specific colour scheme for fishing vessels

In a move to strengthen coastal security, the Odisha government has asked fishermen to paint their boats and trawlers with a specific colour pattern for their easy identification.

Narendra Modi neglecting coastal security of Gujarat: Congress

Gujarat Congress today accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi of neglecting the security of 1,600 km-long coastline of the state.

Narendra Modi neglecting coastal security in Gujarat: Congress MP

Congress MP Shantaram Naik accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of "neglecting" coastal security in the border state and not using high-tech patrol boats provided to his government by the Centre.

Threat to Mumbai`s coastal security, say fishermen

A random security check on fishing vessels by Coast Guards has found that several fishing vessels were operating under a single name and licence, a fishermen`s organisation has said raising concerns over Mumbai`s coastal security.

Navy reviews Mumbai`s coastal security

The Western Naval Command on Friday conducted a review of the coastal security of Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra.

`Small fishing boats still pose threat to coastal security`

Not ruling out the possibility of another 26/11-type attack, Coast Guard on Friday said small fishing boats were still a "threat" to the country`s coastal security.

TN to have 30 more coastal police stations

In a bid to strengthen coastal security, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sanctioned Rs 29.50 crore towards developing infrastructure and to purchase modern equipment for the state police force.

Meeting on coastal security in Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Islands chief secretary Anand Prakash chaired a meeting on coastal security exercise - `Tatasuraksha`, official sources said on Tuesday.

Fishermen should be part of coastal security: Antony

AK Antony called upon various agencies to work together to ensure a seamless and robust coastal security architecture.

AP government gives priority to coastal security, says DGP

Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy said that the Andhra Pradesh government gives utmost priority to coastal security to meet any security challenge through the sea route.

`Role of fishing community important in coastal security`

Defence Minister A K Antony today asked the Coast Guard to develop the fishing community living along the sea boards of the country as its "eyes and ears" for gathering intelligence for maritime security.