The Central government on Saturday decided to provide radar coverage for the entire coastline of the country. It also cleared the setting up of nine additional Coast Guard stations for better coastal security. The decisions came in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.
India has over 7000 km long coastline and its vulnerability was exposed in the Mumbai terror attacks where the terrorists used the sea route to reach the country’s financial capital. Post Mumbai attacks, there has been an urgency on the government’s part to strengthen the coastline.