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Heightened security for PM's INS Vikramaditya trip

PTI 13 Jun 2014, 21:22:19 IST
Panaji: Warships, combat aircraft and surveillance planes have been deployed by the Navy as it is leaving no stone unturned to provide fool-proof security to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will be on a visit here tomorrow.

Warships have been deployed for securing the INS Hansa naval air base where the Prime Minister will land before taking a chopper ride to aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian Sea, Navy sources said here.  

Sea traffic coming towards the Goa shore are being kept under a watch by surveillance planes, they said.  

At INS Vikramaditya, which has no air defence system of its own, the warships of the carrier battle group including Talwar class frigates and Delhi class destroyers will look after securing the largest warship from aerial threat, they said.

The MiG 29K combat aircraft also have been deployed to patrol the area when the Prime Minister moves to embark the vessel in a Sea King helicopter to protect him from any airborne threat, they said.