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Antony reviews security situation


NEW DELHI (PTI): Defence Minister A K Antony has reviewed the security situation, including the test firing of missile by Pakistan, in a meeting with the top security brass including the National Security Advisor (NSA) and the three service chiefs in New Delhi.

"Defence Minister chaired the monthly security meeting and it was attended by NSA Shivshankar Menon, Army Chief Gen V K Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, IAF chief N A K Browne and Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma.

"The test firing of Shaheen missile by Pakistan was also discussed there," Defence Ministry officials said.

Pakistan Wednesday claimed to have successfully test fired Hatf-4, also known as Shaheen-1A missile. Pakistan's longest range missile Shaheen II has the range of 2,000 kilometers.

The missile test took place within a week of India launching its 5000 plus kilometer range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 off the Odisha coast.

During the meeting which lasted for more than an hour, the Defence Minister was updated on the prevailing security situation in the country along all its frontiers.

This is the second security review held this month.

The coastal security situation along with the ongoing modernisation plans for maritime security infrastructure was also discussed, they said.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Navy have been entrusted with a wide range of modernisation plan to secure the 7,000 km coastline which includes setting up various radars, warning systems and transponders.

The coastal security plan was introduced after the 26/11 Mumbai attack in 2008.

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