Navy, Coast Guard to secure World Cup finalMarch 31st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have stepped up security in the sea off Maharashtra and Gujarat ahead of the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final Saturday, an official said Thursday.
Ships, fast attack crafts, patrol vessels and fast interceptor crafts have been deployed to check terrorists who may try to sneak into Mumbai from the Arabian Sea, the official said.
Marine Commandos who fought Pakistani terrorists in November 2008 have been equipped with helicopters to attend to any eventuality at the sea or on shore.
Security has been tightened on the shore with additional checkpoints at boat landing areas and small jetties.
The Indian Navy has also enhanced surveillance and patrolling in and around the Offshore Development Area.
The World Cup final will take place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
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