Changing global scenario, terror-challenge to security agencies'

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Ahmedabad, Nov 5 (UNI) Director General of the Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral R F Contractor said the ever-changing global scenario along with changing face of terrorism is now posing new challenges for the security agencies.

Vice Admiral Contractor, who is on a two-day visit to the state, was speaking at Coast Guard District Headquarters, Porbandar after he inspected the Guard of Honour by the Cost Guard personnel yesterday, Defence PRO Wing Commander Satish Menon said in a statement today.

The officer emphasised upon the strategic importance of the Headquarters and the need for Coast Guard to remain prepared to deal with any emergent situation. He appreciated CG units for providing prompt assistance to the fishermen at sea and carrying out search, rescue and maritime pollution response operations.

He said an Advance Offshore Patrol Vessel, three Pollution Control Vessels, five Inshore Patrol Vessels, and 11 Interceptor Boats would be added into the service by next year.

Force augmentation by induction of latest and sophisticated multirole platforms into the existing inventory was a major step towards adding teeth to the service, he added.

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