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Internal Security for Civil Services Main Examinations - GS Paper III by M Karthikeyan

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6 Coastal Security

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Introduction
The coastal security threat
Coastal security scheme
Coastal security system
Inadequacies in coastal security architecture

INTRODUCTION

The Indian peninsula is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea which opened up for international sea trade from the 15th century. But the same geographical proximity to the sea has posed a threat to the national security in recent times. India has a long coastline of 7,516 km (the mainland coastline runs for nearly 5,400 km, and the coastline of island territories of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep runs for nearly 2,200 km). The Indian coastline studded with numerous creeks, coves, brooks, rivulets, ...

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