Indian Coastal security strengthened

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New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Central Government strengthened coastal security, delivering 169 interceptor boats up to November 2010.

The Ministry of Home Affairs report said: "Under the ongoing Coastal Security Scheme, 169 interceptor boats were delivered up to November 2010 against a delivery target of 192 boats."

The report further said that the delivery of 204 boats, approved under the Scheme, is likely to be completed by January 2011.

"The Coastal Security Scheme phase-I will come to an end on March 31, 2011. Coastal Security Scheme phase II, at an estimated cost of Rs.1,580 crore, has been approved and it includes setting up of more police stations, acquiring boats, vehicles and other equipment, and constructing jetties," the report said. (ANI)

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