Amid the rising tensions between India and Pakistan, the Eastern Naval Command, headquartered in Visakhapatnam, has been keeping a constant vigil. The Indian Navy has beefed up the guard along the coastline by spreading out warships and keeping a tight watch on marine activities with radars serving round the clock. Reportedly, the Naval forces have taken several measures to tackle any possible threat over the Eastern coast.
In 1971, Pakistan’s flagship underwater vessel, PNS Ghazi had closed in towards Visakhapatnam. With the Indian Navy’s timely action, the submarine was destroyed in the sea to avoid dire consequences.
The Indian Navy, which now boasts of a formidable armour, has now placed several warships at strategic locations along the coastline. As reported by Eenadu, given that the Eastern Naval Command has been monitoring the Northern coasts too, Visakhapatnam has been witnessing some high prominence meets over the past few days. The authorities have been making arrangements to defend the coasts and successfully retaliate to any possible maritime attack.
In the view of the present scenario between India and Pakistan and Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Friday, the officials have tightened the security at Visakhapatnam airport too. Additionally, CISF personnel have also been checking vehicles along the route from the National Highway to the Terminal.
The tensions between India and Pakistan have been rising post the Pulwama attack on 14 February. A convoy of Central Reserve Police Force carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed. Based on intelligence reports that the group might resort to more attacks, the Indian Air Force (IAF) then carried out an airstrike on the terror camps on 26 February.