December 7, 2021 4:39 PM
KOLKATA WEATHER

Post 26/11 attack, 300 plus coastal security exercises conducted with states: ICG chief

by: Vishal Choudhary

source: PTI

Post 26/11 attack, 300 plus coastal security exercises conducted with states: ICG chief

by: Vishal Choudhary

source: PTI

ADVERT

TW Newsdesk, Nov 25: More than 300 coastal security exercises have been conducted with state authorities post the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack to beef up the country’s security, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Director General K Natarajan said today.

Every six months, the ICG conducts such a security exercise with one of the coastal states, he said on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

“Post 26/11, the Indian government brought in various reforms…We have conducted more than 300 coastal security exercises and operations in coordination with the costal state authorities since 2009,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the 19th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board meeting here.

“Sometimes, we manage to get two coastal states together and manage to do the exercise. As a result of which, everyone has developed the skills and competencies (to deal with terrorist threat),” he added.

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by the sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at multiple places in Mumbai killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.

Natarajan said synergy and coordination is the only mantra that will ensure that no incident like 26/11 happens in the future.

“That is why you could see that so much drugs have been apprehended (by the ICG in the last two years). That is the evidence that the mechanism that has been put in place by the ICG in coordination with various other agencies is effective and it will continue to deliver good results,” he added.

In the last two years, around Rs 15,000 crore worth of drugs have been apprehended not only by India, but also by Sri Lanka and Maldives, he stated.

Coming to the point of drug smuggling, we all know that most of the consignment comes to India through the Makran coast (in Pakistan). “We have a certain amount of information and intelligence towards that,” he said.

The ICG works in close synergy with various agencies and as a result of which, it continues to maintain the surveillance of sensitive borders, be it with Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, he noted.

“Our presence has always been there and we continue to put almost 40-44 ships and 10-12 aircraft to maintain surveillance over 2.1 million square kilometres,” he added.

As a result of which, in the last two years, the ICG has apprehended more than 3.5 tonnes of drug coming through the sea route, he noted.

Natarajan said the drug smuggling activities that used to take place to the Gujarat coast and off the Lakshadweep coast have moved away beyond the equator.

“That is the success, not just for the ICG but various other agencies such as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), state fisheries authorities, port authorities and state intelligence agencies,” he mentioned.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

ADVERT

Bengal-e
National-e
e-Nternational
Health-e
Financ-e
Sport-e
e-Ntertainment
KidZon-e
Corner Store-e
Sunn-e Side Up

ADVERT

Also read

Delhi's air quality
Poor air quality in Delhi
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: Delhi’s air quality saw an improvement today morning to settle in the ‘poor category’. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the...
drunk drivers
Drunk driving; four die in two road accidents in Hyderabad
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: Four individuals including a couple died in two separate road accidents at Hyderabad yesterday when they were hit by two four-wheelers...
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Malviya holds meeting with Bengal BJP leaders, KMC poll manifesto to be out soon
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya held a closed-door meeting with the 144 party candidates in the ensuing Kolkata Municipal Corporation...
AFSPA 1958
AFSPA counterproductive, should be repealed: Meghalaya CM
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma stated today that the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 has been counterproductive to address...
Shahi Jama Masjid
No untoward incident in Mathura amid threat of Bal Gopal
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: With beefed-up security in Mathura, no untoward incident happened in the temple town amid some Hindu outfits’ threat to install an idol...
convicted a man for being part of a riotous mob
Delhi riots: Court convicts man for setting woman's house on fire, rioting
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: A Delhi court December 6 convicted a man for being part of a riotous mob that set a house on fire...
suspended
Cop suspended after hitting people with his vehicle in drunken state
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7: A policeman from Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district has been suspended and removed from field duty after he allegedly rammed his vehicle...
Jyotiraditya Scindia
Introduce token system: Aviation Minister instructs Delhi Airport after crowd photos go viral
TW Newsdesk, December 7: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on December 6 asked the authorities at national capital’s IGI Airport to ease hassles by introducing...
tribal body
Nagaland killing: Konyak Union imposes day-long bandh in Mon dist, announces 7-day mourning
TW Newsdesk, Dec 7:  Konyak Union (KU), the apex tribal body in Nagaland’s Mon, imposed a day-long bandh in the district today to protest the...

Also read

First batch of pilgrims who visited Ayodhya under Delhi government scheme return to Delhi

December 7, 2021 4:38 PM

Bodies of missing trekkers found in Dhauladhar hills

December 7, 2021 4:27 PM

Delhi riots: Court convicts man for setting woman’s house on fire, rioting

December 7, 2021 4:21 PM

Shah tried to mislead people, said absurd things: Gehlot on BJP leader’s visit

December 7, 2021 4:17 PM

Rajasthan: Madrasa para teachers protest during minister’s visit demanding regularisation of service

December 7, 2021 3:19 PM

Elgar Parishad case: SC rejects NIA’s plea against Bombay HC order granting bail to Sudha Bharadwaj

December 7, 2021 3:07 PM

Nagaland killing: Konyak Union imposes day-long bandh in Mon dist, announces 7-day mourning

December 7, 2021 3:05 PM

IT department detects hidden Rs 500-crore transactions after raids on Gujarat group

December 7, 2021 2:57 PM

Welspun One Logistics Parks acquires 40 acres of land to set up warehouse in Bengaluru

December 7, 2021 2:48 PM

ADVERT

ADVERT

ADVERT