CG Should Bol­ster Se­cu­rity to Thwart in­fil­tra­tion

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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.

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