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Maha cops to bolster coastal security further

DNMUM423397 | 10/3/2018 | Author : Somendra Sharma | WC :404

Troubled waters govt urged to sanction intermediate support vessels
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Maharashtra police have sent a proposal to the state government asking for sanctioning of Intermediate Support Vessels (ISV) for bolstering its coastal policing. The existing Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) with the police can stay at sea for around five hours, while ISVs can stay at sea for seven days and can reach up to 200 nautical miles, police said. In November 2008, Pakistani terrorists had sneaked into Mumbai from Karachi via sea route and had killed as many as 166 people in the carnage. The central and state government had since then begun taking measures to plug gaps in the porous coastal security of the state.
According to the police sources, the proposal sent by the office of Director General of Police (DGP) stated that there
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