The Indian Navy’s project, equipped with sub-20-meter fishing boats and bullets to enable its tracking up to 250 nautical miles into the sea, has been a success and is expected to provide real-time maritime surveillance to prevent a recurrence of November 2008. Mumbai terrorist attack.
Encouraged by the results, which augments an automated detection system (AIS), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is to move ahead with its ambitious Rs 336 crore scheme of 2017 to equip some 2 lakh sub-20-meter boats with transponders Can go
This will ensure that 7516 km long Indian coastline with 9 states and 4 union territories is attacked.
“This is the first time a transponder has been used to relay signals as part of AIPS. A senior naval officer said that the prototype transponders have been capable of receiving signals up to 200–250 nautical miles.
The Navy has so far equipped 500 boats with transponders in Gujarat, 500 in Tamil Nadu and 50 in Puducherry.
“The feeds are linked to the Naval Information Management and Analysis Center (IMAC) in Gurugram, Haryana via satellite and help identify friends or enemies,” he said.
Source: New Indian Express