Security beefed along Indian coast to ward off suspect LTTE intrusionJanuary 28th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Jan.28 (ANI): A naval defence Boat T-60 and the Coast Guard ship Razia Sultana have been deployed in the Palk Bay in the wake of intelligence reports that the LTTE could be sending fresh cadres into Tamil Nadu.
Naval and Coast Guard sources said speed boats have been asked to intensify patrolling along the Indian coastline, and added that helicopters have also been pressed into service.
The deployed vessels have been fitted with radars and 30 MM Medak guns and 12.7mm guns. The ships were also expected to prevent Indian fishermen from entering Lankan waters. (ANI)
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