The Navy is setting up a hi-tech surveillance centre in Porbandar to monitor possible terror threats to economic installations in the state.
On Wednesday, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju, who was in Porbandar to participate in the Navy Week celebrations, said, "The old port building at the entrance of Porbandar harbour will be handed over to the Navy and we are going to set up the survelliance centre there."
"It will be equipped with radars and will become the surveillance centre for the entire Western region," Raju said.
Raju, who spoke to reporters on-board the Talwar class frigate INS Trishul and was accompanied by Naval Officer-in-charge (Gujarat) Commodore Uttpal Vora, said, "The easiest way for terrorists to destabilise a nation is by targeting areas of economic activity. The country's most important economic assets like oil refineries are primarly on Gujarat's shores."