The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which mans Indian airports, was on Thursday asked to tighten vigil at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport after the Intelligence Bureau issued an alert regarding a possible attack on the airbase.
Leaving aside the official executive jet he is entitled to, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday flew economy class on a budget airline to his home state Goa on a four-day trip during which he will visit Goa Shipyard, Navy facilities and meet Coast Guard officials.
Two new Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) acquired by the coast guard, H-196 and H-198, would be commissioned by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala at the Coast Guard complex at Panambur near here on November 10.
Taking precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nilofar, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Thursday deployed its four ships at Porbandar coast to search and rescue fishing boats sailing along the Gujarat coast and to place them at the nearest safe harbours.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is preparing itself to deal with any eventuality arising out of very severe cyclonic strom 'Nilofar' which is expected to make a landfall near Naliya village in Kutch district on November 1.
Coast Guard Eastern region has taken all precautionary measures to face Cyclone Hudhud, expected to reach the northern coastline around Visakhapatnam tomorrow, Commander Coast Guard Eastern region, Inspector General, Satya Prakash Sharma.
In a stern warning to all Gujarat fishermen, Inspector General of Coast Guard (CG) Kuldip Singh Sheoran on Friday said that no fishermen will be allowed to venture into the sea off Gujarat coast if they fail to produce their bio-metric ID cards.