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Coast Guard increases vigil along Bengal, Odisha coasts

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Kolkata: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has increased its vigil along the West Bengal and Odisha coasts following intelligence inputs of possible sea-borne strikes by terrorists during the upcoming festive season in the two neighbouring states.

All district commanders have been directed to be on their toes and respond to any situation that may arise due to the ongoing standoff between India and China at Doklam, an official said.

“On receipt of intelligence inputs of possible sea-borne strikes by terrorists during the upcoming festive season of Durga Puja and Diwali, the Indian Coast Guard has increased vigil along West Bengal and Odisha coasts,” ICG spokesperson Deputy Commandant Avinandan Mitra said.

Commanders of the Coast Guard District Headquarters at Haldia and Paradip, Commanding Officers of various Coast Guard stations and Air Squadrons attended a two-day operations conference which began here on Friday.

The Coast Guard Commander also reviewed the operational readiness of assets of the North East Region and apprised the District Commanders of Odisha and West Bengal to remain alert and respond to Coast Guard charter of duties swiftly and pro-actively.

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