Importance of coastal security evident after terror attacks in Mumbai: Rajnath

Photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Panaji: Home minister Rajnath Singh today stated while speaking on the sidelines of an Indian Coast Guard event that the importance of coastal security became evident following the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

“The importance of coastal security became evident after terrorists using sea routes and benefitting from coastal security lacunae attacked Mumbai in 2008,” Singh said, describing the Indian Coast Guard as the “central pillar of maritime security”.

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Vulnerable points along the Indian coastline, including along the Andaman Islands, and monitoring of dhow movements was being undertaken by the ICG, he said.

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