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Steps are on to increase security in Indian Ocean region: Admiral Lanba

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Monday said the process of information sharing among the countries concerned has been accorded renewed impetus at the highest level to enhance collective maritime security in the region (IOR).

Talking to here, Lanba said that the has inked Information Exchange agreements with 19 countries and has operationalised the agreement with 12 countries. "(IMAC) of the has also emerged as a virtual information hub for information in the region," he added.

Naval further said that the navy is in the process of setting up an (IFC-IOR) to further its commitment to ensuring security in the

He denied any lapse of coastal security in connection with the venturing of a 27-year-old American citizen in Andaman. Chau was killed on the island inhabited by a tribe, which is known to resist outside contact in the

Talking about the changes introduced in the Indian Navy after 26/11 attack carried out in Mumbai, the of the Naval Staff said, "Since 26/11 took place, our preparations have improved in the form of ships and aircrafts size. Also, the Navy is now the in-charge of maritime security along with the The intelligence inputs are received and the information is exchanged information at right time."

In reply to a question about Anil Ambani's involvement delaying Navy projects, Lanba said, "(RNRL) is undergoing corporate debt restructuring (CDR). They have taken to the court by

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:55 IST