Kochi, Oct 10 (UNI) Indian Coast Guard Commander of Western Region A Rajasekhar today reiterated there was no terrorist threat along the west coast and from the uninhabited islands of the country.
Speaking to reporters onboard ICGS Varuna after witnessing an 'Anti-piracy and Armed Robbery Exercise' ten nautical miles off Kochi Coast, Commander Rajasekhar said, ''Though infiltration through sea is possible, the Coast Guard is patrolling the coastline by air and water to thwart any potential threat.'' '' The force is also patrolling the 200-odd uninhabited islands of the country and there is no unsual activity in these islands,'' he added.
To meet the challenges on expansion of the exclusive economic one (EEZ) in 2009, Commander Rajasekhar said his organisation was planning to have more air and boat stations across the country.
He said a new air station would be opened in Porbandar by April next year and another one here in the next two to three years.
Besides, three boat stations would be comissioned in Viraval in Gujarat, Dhanu and Murundjungiri, both in Maharashtra, in the near future.
'' The Coast Guard was also contemplating to open a training centre for its cadets in Goa and was in talks with the Kerala Government to lay an air strip in Thiruvananthapuram,'' he noted.