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Antony inaugurates Maharashtra cluster of coast surveillance system


August 25th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday inaugurated the Maharashtra cluster of the chain of static sensors aimed at providing real-time surveillance along the coastline.This is the first ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At a ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old stone anchor offers clues to Indo-Arab trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have found an Indo-Arabic stone anchor off the Kutch coast in Gujarat that offers significant clues to ... Read more...

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Foreign ships plying close to Indian coast warned


March 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) A top Indian maritime authority has called upon all foreign vessels plying close to the Indian coast to exercise "extreme caution" before responding to any situation, ... Read more...

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Indian Navy looking for latest choppers


October 1st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy is actively looking out for military helicopters which can succeed its present fleet of Seaking and Kamov helicopters, a senior naval officer said ... Read more...

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Adrift ship MT Pavit an aberration, says navy chief


August 20th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Merchant vessel MT Pavit, that drifted into the Indian waters without being detected and raised coastal security fears, was an "aberration", navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma ... Read more...

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Suspected Somali pirates nabbed in Gujarat quizzed


June 20th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhingar, June 20 (IANS) A day after their arrest in Gujarat, 17 Africans, 14 of them suspected Somali pirates, were questioned by a joint team of the navy, the Indian ... Read more...

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Suspected Somalian pirates nabbed from Gujarat coast


June 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhingar, June 20 (IANS) A total of 17 Africans, 14 of them suspected Somalian pirates, were arrested in Saurashtra region of Gujarat after their vessel ran out of fuel and ... Read more...

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Pirates target two tankers near Kerala coastline


June 19th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two incidents of piracy were reported in about half-an-hour only a couple of kilometres from the Indian coastline Saturday, with pirates attempting to take over ... Read more...

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Top naval commanders review coastal security, anti-piracy operations


May 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Top naval commanders Tuesday began a four-day conference here to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of terror strikes in the ... Read more...

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Tsunami damages northern Japan, 10 nations on alert


March 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 11 (ANI): North east Japan was hit by a massive earthquake on Friday, which rocked buildings in Tokyo and triggered a tsunami that dashed ships onto Japan's northeast coast and ... Read more...

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Beach sirens could save lives, say marine scientists


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) If marine scientists from a top research body in the country have their way, the phrase 'beach siren' will probably no longer inspire the imagery of ... Read more...

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India on radar of terrorists, getting threats everyday: Antony


December 24th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghMinicoy (Lakshadweep), Dec 24 (ANI): India is on the radar of terrorists and has thwarted more than hundreds of threats from terror outfits in the aftermath of the 26/11 ... Read more...

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Two Coast Guard stations established in Arabian Sea to safeguard India’s interest


December 24th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghMinicoy (Lakshadweep), Dec 24 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday inaugurated two Coast Guard establishments in Lakshadweep in order to strengthen the coastal security in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Toiba preparing to attack India from coast: Pillai


September 6th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept.6 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on Monday warned that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (Let) militant outfit is planning to attack key installations in the country from the Indian coastline.Interacting with ... Read more...

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Conservation tourism? Goa shows way - with turtles!


April 27th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique practice of mixing turtle conservation with tourism has potential for successful replication across the Indian coast, says an expert. Kartik Shanker, president of the International Sea turtle ... Read more...

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Costal security force to be operational in two years: Navy


December 1st, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) The "Sagar Prahri Bal" (SPB), which has been sanctioned for safeguarding India's coastal territory, will be introduced in the next two years with an induction of 1,000-odd security ... Read more...

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India to strengthen maritime security: Antony


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday said India will beef up its maritime security to tackle any threat and an adviser on the matter will be appointed soon. Antony ... Read more...

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State police chiefs to discuss security threats


September 12th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Measures to tackle terror and Maoist threats, strengthening internal security and filling the gaping vacancies in the state police forces will be topmost on the agenda ... Read more...

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Goa coastline on alert after spotting of suspicious vessel


July 31st, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Panjim, July 31 (ANI): The Goa Police has alerted the Indian Navy after receiving a report of a suspicious boat moving close to the Indian coastline on Friday morning.The Goa Marine ... Read more...

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Pak provides fresh proof of Lashkar involvement in 26/11


July 29th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29 (ANI): Pakistan investigation agencies have, for the very first time, revealed that they have adequate proof that the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT ) is directly involved in the 26/11 terror ... Read more...

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India half a degree warmer in 100 years: Minister


July 13th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) There has been a warming of about 0.5 degrees Celsius in the average temperature in India over the past 100 years, the government informed parliament Monday. "According ... Read more...

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Coastal security being strengthened, says government


February 18th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Coastal security across the country is being strengthened through a series of measures, the government revealed on Wednesday. Radhika V. Selvi, Minister of State of Home, told members ... Read more...

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Government reviews coastal security


December 29th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.29 (ANI): The Government on Monday held a high-level meeting on coastal security and took stock of the measures to plug loopholes in this route, as a step to ... Read more...

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War rhetoric no reply to Mumbai outrage: Karan Singh


December 11th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Holding "total lack of coordination" among various intelligence agencies responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks, senior Congress leader Karan Singh Thursday asked for a "measured response" from ... Read more...

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Naval Chief admits to ‘’systemic failure” in Mumbai terror attacks


December 2nd, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta has admitted to ''systemic failure'' in last weeks Mumbai terror attacks. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi today, Admiral Mehta said, ... Read more...

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India’s coastal security is weak: minister


November 28th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal said Friday India's coastal security was week, as elite commandos were fighting the terrorists who unleashed mayhem in the city ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil warned of terror groups using sea route in 2006


November 27th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Home Minister Shivraj Patil had warned of terror groups using the sea route to strike at vital installations in India two years ago but nothing much seems ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake rocks Andamans (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 10th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked the Andaman Island Sunday afternoon, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Seismologists at the IMD said ... Read more...

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Aircrafts to probe, assess cyclones in India


April 24th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India will deploy special aircraft to probe and assess the impact of cyclones in coastal districts of the country and develop a cyclone warning system, an official ... Read more...

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Climate change will affect pregnancies in coastal India


April 2nd, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A rise in sea levels due to global warming will force people in India's coastal areas to drink salty water, thus affecting pregnant women ... Read more...

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Climate change might leave 120 million Indian and Bangladeshi people homeless


March 26th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by admin
London, March 26 (ANI): A new report has determined that increasing climate change could lead to a major human crisis for South Asia, with more than 120 million people from India ... Read more...

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Security beefed along Indian coast to ward off suspect LTTE intrusion


January 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 ... Read more...

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