Heightened vigil being kept in coastal areas: Antony

May 19th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin  


Kozhikode, May 19 (IANS) The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard are maintaining heightened vigil as the country’s enemies could use coastal areas to launch anti-national activities, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here Monday. “Many forces are trying to create problems in the country, like in Jaipur. In my opinion, no state in the country is free from the terrorist threat. The central government has asked all states to be more vigilant,” Antony, here to attend a district conference of the Congress party, told reporters.

Referring to the May 13 terror attack in Jaipur which killed at least 61 people, Antony said the terrorists were trying to sabotage India-Pakistan ties which were entering a new phase.

He said the government was keeping a close watch on the activities of Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in south India.

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