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Tag: Coastal Security

Modi Govt Making Coastal Security Impenetrable: Amit Shah
Modi Govt Making Coastal Security Impenetrable: Amit Shah

India has over a dozen major seaports, including the Kandla, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Coachin, V O Chidambaranar, Chennai, Kamarajar, Paradip, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata-Haldia ports, besides 227 non-major seaports and single-point moorings.

Odisha, WB Carry Out Joint Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’

Paradip: Odisha, West Bengal on Thursday started ‘Sagar Kavach’, a joint coastal security exercise at Paradip coast aimed at fine-tuning surveillance along the states’ maritime border. Indian Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Coastal District Administration, Paradip Port Trust, Fisheries Department, Customs, Marine Enforcement Wing (MEW), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Light House […]

Column: Coastal Security Remains A Concern

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Coastal security is a major issue in Odisha given the state’s 480 km long coastline which is largely unguarded. At least it does not have the kind of security it deserves. The issue of coastal security comes into focus from time to time when incidents reminding the authorities of its need […]

Pay Special Attention To Coastal Security: DGP To SPs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police B K Sharma on Wednesday asked the superintendents of seven coastal districts to pay special attention to the functioning of the marine police stations. Sharma reviewed coastal security in the state with SPs of seven coastal districts – Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam and Berhampur – through video […]

Odisha, Bengal to hold ‘Sagar Kavach’ joint exercise on coastal security soon

Bhubaneswar: To tighten the existing coastal security mechanism along the 630-odd km long coastline along Odisha and its neighbouring West Bengal, the governments of both the states are scheduled to hold a joint security exercise named as ‘Sagar Kavach’ in a week’s time. Speaking in this connection, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Asit Tripathy, said, […]

Tactical choppers soon to beef up coastal security in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Advanced tactical choppers will shortly be deployed to strengthen coastal security in Odisha. As per proposals, the Indian Coast Guard will add Dhruv MK- III and Air Bus twin engine tactical choppers in its fleet to beef up coastal security. The announcement was made by Indian Coast Guard DG Rajendra Singh after inauguration of […]

Coastal security exercise conducted in West Bengal, Odisha

Kolkata: To check preparedness of Coast Guard against any sea-borne terror strike similar to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a two-day combined coastal security exercise ‘SagarKavach’ was held along West Bengal and Odisha coast. Coast Guard officials said the main objective of this exercise, which ended today, was to assess the present security arrangement, to re-validate […]

Coastal security: Odisha seeks hi-tech power boats

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has sought hi-tech power boats to guard the coastal belts in the state. Talking to media persons after a videoconferencing with Union Cabinet secretary at the State Secretariat here, State principal secretary, Home, Asit Tripathy said at present 18 marine police stations are in operation along the Odisha coast while the […]

Odisha government rapped for laxity in coastal security

Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has rapped the Odisha government for failing to achieve the objective of securing the state’s coastline. “The objective of securing the coastline of the state through establishment of Marine Police Stations and sea patrolling was not achieved despite receipt of financial assistance from Government of India […]

Odisha seeks Central help in making marine police stations operational

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Odisha has sought Central government’s intervention in making the 18 marine police stations in the state fully operational. Home secretary Asit Tripathy, who attended a review meeting on coastal security chaired by Home minister Rajnath Singh today, emphasised that more steps need to be taken to make these police stations operational. “We raised the […]

Webcast of Olive Ridley nesting shelved

Kendrapara: Coastal security compulsion has forced the authorities not to go ahead with live telecast of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at a rookery in Odisha close to the defence installation site, forest officials said today. From the national security viewpoint, live global exposure to the annual mass nesting of turtles through internet has […]