Defence Minister Antony says coastal security is being strengthened

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said the Central Government has initiated several measures to strengthen Coastal Security, adding that coastal surveillance and patrolling have been enhanced for this purpose.

"Joint and operational exercises are conducted on regular basis among Navy, Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Customs and others to check the effectiveness of the integrated approach adopted for security of coastal areas," said Antony in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha.

The Defence Minister further said the Central Government has established continuous review and monitoring mechanism at different levels, which include various agencies, including the State and Union Territory authorities.

"Necessary funds are also made available as and when required," he added. (ANI)

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