Govt. launches Rs. 350 cr project to set up radar sensors along coastlines

Monday, October 18, 2010

NEW DELHI - In a bid to prevent terrorists entering the country from coastal areas, as they did for carrying out Mumbai terror attack, the Government has launched a 350-crore rupees project to set up radar sensors along the country’s coastlines for surveillance. he chain of radar sensors along the entire 7,517-km coastline, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep is being set up by the Coast Guard.

The radar sensors will be fitted on lighthouses at 46 locations, of which 36 are in mainland, six in Lakshadweep Islands and four in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands under a Home Ministry scheme.

Radar sensors use Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave to reliably detect moving or stationary objects even in extreme weather conditions.

According to an All India report, the decision to set up a chain of radar sensors has been taken to strengthen the coastal security.

The first phase of the Coastal Security Scheme provides for setting up of 73 coastal police stations, 97 check posts, 58 outposts and 30 operational barracks.

The government had approved the second phase of the coastal security scheme, last month, to be implemented from April 1st next year at a cost of 1,100 crore rupees. (ANI)

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