Port security measures
The Central Government is responsible for the security of 12 Major Ports in the country, including Kandla Port in Gujarat. The security of 203 non-major (minor) ports lies with the state government/Union Territory Administration concerned. All the 12 major ports in the country are guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
The security arrangements of Ports including Kandla Port in Gujarat, where CISF is deployed, are reviewed from time to time with reference to requirement of manpower, gadgetry and other equipments to ensure highest standards of security. Ports guarded by CISF are sufficiently equipped with authorised weapons and equipments, stated the Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju.