Chennai: The Eastern Navy Command said the navy was enhancing the country's coastal security in the aftermath of 26/11 attacks, primarily through an increase in the number of fast attack craft.
"This year we have commissioned six new fast attack craft which can attain a speed of 70 km/h. We plan to commission 50-60 intermediate and small fast attack craft which will be deployed at various ports along the eastern and western coastal areas of the country," Rear Admiral P Murugesan, flag officer commanding, Eastern Fleet, told reporters on board INS Jalashwa.
|Fast attack craft, INS Carnicobar, being commissioned at Chennai on 16 February 2009|
He also said all navy ships were well maintained on a regular basis.
"Every year we constantly maintain and upgrade ships and its accessories. Everything is new including weapons, radars and communication equipment," he said, adding "Indian Navy is ready for action of any kind.