Maritime security strengthened along Gujarat coast

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Veraval (Gujarat), May 6 (ANI): The Coast Guard has strengthened security across the coastline of the Veraval area in Gujarat following intelligence inputs of some militants trying to sneaking into the Indian territory using the route.

Advanced spotting and communication equipments have been deployed to keep a strict vigil on any alien activity.

Inspector Rajendra Jotangiya of Gujarat Marine Police said that coordination with the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard has been further updated for instant interception of any alien craft in the territorial waters of India.

"The police officials and the Coast Guard constantly patrol in the sea and we both have our own boats. Our boats cover the coastal zones, naval zones and economic zones. We have advanced weapons and we are absolutely alert," Jotangiya added.

Meanwhile, security measures at the temples in Dwarka and Somnath have also been beefed up.

Concerned authorities are monitoring every visitor entering and leaving the two temple towns.

"Following the 26/11 Mumbai attacks where the militants entered through the sea, the government has made good arrangements. The authorities should strengthen their forces. The public also need to be more alert. The Marine Police should have more advanced equipments so that they can enhance their security system," said Praveen, a resident. (ANI)

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