Intelligence reports through surveillance of internet traffic uncovered the Lashkar plot to target Viraat. "On the 23rd night I noticed on some national channel about threat by aircraft to INS Viraat , which is berthed at Kochi ...No ship can come towards the INS Viraat till about 150 to 200 yards," said VG Markam, Deputy Commandant of CISF in Kochi.
To spruce up the security of Viraat, the Navy, the Coast Guard and the CISF have swung into action. During wartime, the INS Viraat can embark up to 18 combat aircraft. Ideally suited for two missions, supporting marine operations and conducting ASW operations, INS Viraat can quite effectively project naval and air power anywhere in the South Asia region.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)