India’s security strengthens
‘Gaps’ continue to be plugged.
India’s air and maritime shield against terror stronger, but gaps persist
NEW DELHI: Indian airspace and coastal boundaries are still far from becoming impregnable but the armed forces are now much more confident about thwarting terror threats emanating from either “rogue” planes or militants using the sea route.
India was jolted into initiating a total revamp of its coastal security architecture after the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes in 2008, much like some measures were undertaken to “sanitize” the airspace over major cities and approve a tough new anti-hijack policy after the 9/11 attacks in the US in 2001.
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