India, US officials meet to discuss maritime security, trade

Top diplomats and military leaders from India and the United States are meeting here to discuss maritime security and regional trade as part of their East Asia consultations, a US official has said.

India, Lanka discuss fishermen, maritime security trilateral

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday held extensive talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key bilateral issues including fishermen, India-assisted developmental project in Northern Province and prospects for enhanced economic cooperation.

ICGS Rajdoot commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship `Rajdoot` designed to increase capability of operations to further maritime and coastal security on western seaboard was commissioned.

India, Japan hold first maritime affairs dialogue

Maritime security including non- traditional threats and cooperation in shipping were among key issues discussed during the first India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue held here.

Govt trains coastal villagers on security

Government has started a special training programme for fishermen and coastal villagers to monitor movement of ships and fishing boats.

National Automatic Identification System launched

Seventy-four base AIS stations have been installed in lighthouses with six regional control and two coastal Control centres, besides one national data centre.

US, China discuss North Korea, maritime security

US and Chinese military officials met for "frank" and "candid" talks.

Antony leaves for Oman, to discuss maritime security

Defence Minister AK Antony
Monday embarked on a two-day visit to Oman where the two sides
will discuss maritime security issues, including piracy in the
Gulf of Aden and terrorism.

Working on comprehensive maritime security framework: Navy

The Navy is working on a comprehensive Maritime Security Framework to counter all aspects of threats, involving multi-agency coordination and cooperation, according to a top Navy official.

US Secy of Navy in India to discuss maritime security

A year after terrorists struck Mumbai via the sea route, United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived here Thursday on a four-day visit to India to
discuss cooperation on challenging maritime security issues.

New Coast Guard base in Karwar to strengthen maritime security

To strengthen security along the
Karnataka coast in the backdrop of last year`s Mumbai attacks,
the government will open a new Coast Guard (CG) station at
Karwar tomorrow and arm it with speed boats to counter terror
threats.

Heightened maritime security has caused drop in piracy: MMEA

Heightened maritime security along Straits of Malacca has seen a drop in piracy over
the last two years, a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency official has said.