Terrorists May Use Uninhabited Islands As Safe Haven: Parliamentary Panel

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New Delhi: Government and security agencies were warned on Wednesday about possible use of uninhabited islands in seas being used as safe haven by terrorists.

In its report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs said that terrorist may use new modus operandi and unconventional methods to launch terror strikes in India by using the uninhabited islands.

The Home Ministry, in its submission, they  said that threats from terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba to India’s coastal security have been shared with agencies concerned from time-to-time.

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Inputs such as poaching by Myanmmar fishermen and Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmmar by sea and its likely impact on the security of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have also been shared.

The Committee mentioned that marine police should be watchful in thwarting any incursions by foreigners in any island.

The Home Ministry has informed the panel about the three tier coastal security ring provided by marine police, Coast Guard and the Indian Navy.

It has also mentioned a number of measures including deployment of ships and aircraft for patrolling.