Navy commanders meet to review coastal security in Visakhapatnam today.
Visakhapatnam, Apr 13 (ANI): Naval commanders This is a list of naval commanders: Rank is assumed to be admiral unless stated otherwise.
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The commanders are likely to talk about the special security measures Noun 1. security measures - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
security laid down by the government.
The meeting in Visakhapatnam, which is the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy The Indian Navy (Hindi: भारतीय नौसेना - "Bharatiya Nau Sena") is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. , holds a vital importance as the government has handed over the complete responsibility of the maritime security apparatus to the Navy.
The government had made this move after the Mumbai terror attacks terror attack n → atentado (terrorista)
terror attack n → attentato terroristico exposed the lack of coordination among security agencies.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. sources, the developments made in the security network and planning for the future would also form a part of the discussions in the meeting.
The meeting to be headed by the Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta is also expected to discuss Navy's acquisition plans.
After the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the government named Coast Guard (CG) chief as the head of the newly set up Coastal Command.
Apart from authorizing the Naval commanders to act as Coastal Defence Commanders, the government also provided the Navy with a 1,000-men 'Sagar Prahari Bal' for securing its installations and create a new north-western region for the CG in Gujarat.
The government has also promised to increase the number of ships, aircraft, helicopters, bases and manpower for both the Navy and the CG. (ANI)
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