Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Mar 17 (UNI) A senior official of the Indian Air Force (IAF) today inspected the operational preparedness of the sophisticated radar installed at the IAF station at Sundaramudayan seashore, here.
IAF Thiruvananthapuram, Southern Air Command, Air Vice-Marshal Y R Rane, who arrived here by a special helicopter, was welcomed by Commander K Janardhanan, Commanding Officer, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Mandapam Station and senior IAF officials.
He held discussions with the IAF and ICG officials over the security arrangements at Gulf of Mannar region, to prevent smuggling activities and intrusion of LTTE militants.
Later, in a chat with newspersons, Rane said the sophisticated radar had all the modern systems available for air surveillance.
However, it was planned to improve the system further.
Stating that it was one of the most modern radar having eight antennae, he said the entire Gulf of Mannar region had been brought under air surveillance. It had the capability to track objects such as ships, barges, trawlers, small boats and others in the Indian territorial waters off Mandapam coast.
He said the IAF was maintaining constant vigil over the Indian territorial waters against any illegal activities and threats.
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