Indian East coast security boosted

Indian Coast Guard increasing vigilance.

Vigil along eastern coast shored up, says IG


Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) Inspector General Satya Prakash Sharma on Wednesday said vigil on the eastern coast has been enhanced following recent threats to eastern coastal areas.

Asked about new terror threats to eastern coastal areas, Mr.Sharma told The Hindu that the coast guard has increased vigil besides doubling the manpower to the force.

Referring to terror threats by Al Qaeda to the eastern coast, Mr. Sharma said, “We can not lower our guard at any given time… Threat to Vishakapatinam and coastal areas, we have increased number of ships which were deployed- two in Andhra Pradesh, three in northern coastal part of Tamil Nadu, two in Gulf of Mannar, one ship in Palk straits. There were eight ships and round the clock surveillance by aircraft.”

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