Indian Coastal Security Upgrade
Indian Defence Minister Reviews Progress on Coastal Security Network
Indian Defence Minister Shri AK Antony reviewed the various steps taken to enhance coastal security network in the country. Presiding a high-level meeting here today, Shri Antony said that there must be a time bound action plan to complete all pending decisions at the earliest. He noted that there has been coordination amongst the Stakeholders towards coastal security and assured that Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard will complete their actions on time but that the actions required from other departments and coastal states needs to be monitored closely. He requested Cabinet Secretary for fixing timeline to monitor their performance.
Shri Antony reiterated that fishermen in our coastal States are the “eyes and ears” of the coastal security and they need to be an integral part of all our planning. He specially laid stress on strengthening of the Department of Fisheries of States and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in Government of India. He also requested the Cabinet Secretary to monitor this aspect.
The Minister appreciated the steps taken for installation of 46 Coastal Static Radars (36 in mainland and 10 in island territories) which would go a long way in identification and monitoring of maritime traffic….
Article courtesy of Defpro News.