Coastal surveillance: Antony kicks off Maharashtra cluster

Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday inaugurated the Maharashtra cluster of the Chain of Static Sensors Project aimed at improving real-time coastal surveillance.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 26, 2012 1:06:43 am

Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday inaugurated the Maharashtra cluster of the Chain of Static Sensors Project aimed at improving real-time coastal surveillance. Inaugurating the cluster at the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Regional Headquarters (West) in Worli,Antony said,“I can tell you confidently that Indian coasts are much safer (now).”

He said guarding India’s 7,500-km coastline is a “herculean task but we have to face it successfully.We have taken special care of Mumbai and Gujarat”.

ICG said the project was put on fast track after the 26/11 attack. It was part of recommendations made by a GoM on security set up after the Kargil war. The project comprises 46 radar stations along the coastline with 11 remote operating stations,four regional operating centres at Gandhi Nagar,Mumbai,Chennai and Port Blair and a Control Centre in Delhi.

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