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All coastal villages tapped after 26/11: Navy chief

There is no village or landing site along India's 7,516 km shoreline that has not been visited by either the Indian Navy, the coast guard or the marine police in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, naval chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Friday.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2010 15:16 IST

There is no village or landing site along India's 7,516 km shoreline that has not been visited by either the Indian Navy, the coast guard or the marine police in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, naval chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Friday.

“In the last one year there is no village and landing sites where we, coast guard or the marine police have not been there,” Verma told reporters in Port Blair.

The step has started bearing fruits with sensitised villagers regularly alerting maritime security agencies about suspicious activities.

“Fishing boats are the main aspects of coastal security. Because it was through the fishing vessels that terrorists made ingress,” said Verma, referring to the 10 armed terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai through its coastline on November 26, 2008 to unleash three days of mayhem.