Bhubaneswar: The Indian Navy has nodded to impart training to Odisha police on maritime and coastal security from July this year, an official said.
Around 50 state police personnel would be trained at INS Chilka in two batches starting from July, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Kumar Tripathy said.
Stating that the personnel deployed in marine police stations will undergo training, Tripathy said the Navy would provide basic training on seamanship, Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) during counter-terrorism operations, tracking illegal trawlers and pirates.
As part of strengthening the coastal security, the state government has set up 18 marine police stations along its 485 km long coastline.
Tripathy said the state police headquarters would scrutinise the list of 20 officers and 30 field staff who would participate in the training in phases.