Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
08-December-2010 15:37 IST
Creation of Two New Forward Naval Bases
The Government has accorded in principle approval to setting up of certain naval infrastructure at two places on the East Coast. Coastal security issue is the top priority of the Government and a number of measures are being taken separately. This includes enhanced surveillance and patrolling by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. Joint Operational exercises are taking place on regular basis among the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Coastal State Police, Customs and others to check the effectiveness of the integrated approach adopted for the security of coastal areas. Further the intelligence has been streamlined through the creation of Joint Operation Centres. Creation of naval infrastructure is based on naval requirements and threat perception and is an on-going process.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Parimal Nathwani in Rajya Sabha today.