Ministry of Defence29-July, 2009 15:50 IST
Fast Interceptor boats for Sagar Prahari Bal

After Mumbai terrorist attacks, Government had announced that the Navy would get 80 fast interceptor boats for a new specialized force ‘Sagar Prahari Bal’ with 1000 personnel. With a view to strengthening coastal security and surveillance, Government has approved ‘Sagar Prahari Bal’ in the Indian Navy, comprising of 1000 personnel with 80 fast attack crafts. Navy will carry out shallow water operations by day and night for seaward anti-terrorist patrols for security for naval assets, besides interception at high speeds and perform search and rescue operations.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri KE Ismail and Shri D Raja in Rajya Sabha today.

(Release ID :51144)