Security on coastline must be tightened: Narendra Modi – India

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Published: Sunday, Nov 27, 2011, 17:36 IST
By DNA Correspondent| Place: Gandhidham| Agency: DNA

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the need to evolve a strategic consensus and agreement among different nations for a common legal and judicial framework to combat the growing menace of terrorism and piracy through sea routes.

Modi was inaugurating the two-day international conference on ‘Global Maritime Security & Anti-Piracy’ at Gandhinagar.

He stressed on the need to ensure that no terrorist attack takes place along the sea coast in a country like India which has a long coastline. Gujarat has a 1600km long coastline.

Modi said that the 26/11 attack on Mumbai cannot be forgotten and to avoid such incidents, coastal security has to be increased.

Justice Dancan Gaswagha, Seychelles Supreme Court, Ambassador for Denmark in India Freddy Swane, Ambassador for Somalia Coast, Ebyan Mahamed Salah and others were also present at the conference.

In all, delegates from 30 countries are attending the 2-day conference which is being organised for the first time in the state, by the Gujarat National Law Society.Modi said that since the conference is being held on 26/11/2011, it assumes special significance in the context of the 26/11 terrorist attack from the seaside on Mumbai.

CM also spoke on terrorist outfits abusing navigation communication technology, making dents into maritime security, throwing new challenges to security forces and pushing the world to destructive mentality. There is a need for co-ordination and evolving consensus between diplomatic and military forces.

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