CG Should Bolster Security to Thwart infiltration
NEW DELHI. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar asked the Coast Guard to "bolster" coastal security mechanism by increasing patrolling to thwart any infiltration bid by anti- national elements through sea. The coastal security should be strengthened considering the current security scenario, he said.
Speaking at the 35th Coast Guard Commanders Conference here, Parrikar also promised all assistance to the Coast Guard in enhancing its operational efficiency.
"Due to current security scenario, he exhorted ICG to further bolster Coastal Security mechanism by increasing patrolling so as to avoid infiltration by anti-national elements through Sea," the Coast Guard said in a release.
The Defence M in ister a lso complimented efforts of the Coast Guard in augmenting Maritime and Coastal security not only by deployment of assets but also by efficient exploitation of Coastal Security Network (CSN). A modern surveillance system comprising highresolution cameras and sensors has been installed along the coastline under the first phase of the CSN project. Parrikar hoped that CSN Phase II would also be implemented on time.