April 18, 2021
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Protecting sea-lanes
Maritime surveillance and sea monitoring strategy

Maritime surveillance through aerial, surface and sub-sea platforms have become vital tools for safeguarding nation’s maritime boundaries, maritime territories and assets as it requires round the clock surveillance over the entire maritime domain even in peace time.

Hence, the Indian Navy has been upgrading its air borne and sub sea surveillance systems over last few years at a very fast pace.

Besides illegal activities like fishing, shipping, smuggling and mining, terrorists have emerged as a major factor in maritime security who can pose threats not only to naval assets but also to other maritime assets and unprotected islands.

The terrorist attack on November 26, 2008 in Mumbai has taught a big lesson to Indian security establishment. Thus post-26/11 Indian Navy has been tasked to deter all these threats from entering Indian shore, through aerial and surface means.

For this, the Navy needs a ve
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