Somalis spotted in Lakshadweep India, three arrested!

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    Many Somali nationals were spotted in Lakshadweep islands Friday, a day after three of them were found in an unconscious state on Minicoy Island and arrested, an Indian Navy official said.

    The official said more Somali nationals were detected Friday afternoon about 100 km south of Kavaratti Island of the Lakshadweep, and aircraft and ships of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have launched intense search operations to nab them.

    On Thursday, a navy patrol in the Lakshadweep found three Somalis lying in an unconscious state on Minicoy Island after they swam ashore abandoning their boat.

    'The men were exhausted and dehydrated. They had managed to swim ashore after abandoning their boat. It is also learnt that a fourth man drowned,' a navy spokesman said.

    An abandoned boat was found in the Arabian sea near the island, he said. The three were taken to a hospital.

    The spokesman said the navy, the Coast Guard and police combed the waters around the Lakshadweep Thursday evening after a suspicious boat was spotted around five km off Minicoy Island.

    Minicoy is the southernmost Island of the Lakshwadeep.

    'Subsequently, three Somalian nationals were discovered....,' the spokesman said.

    They will be brought to Kochi in Kerala for interrogation to ascertain their identity after they regain their health, he said.

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    is India becoming target for Somali pirates.!!!
     
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    Five more Somalis held from Lakshadweep

    KOCHI: Indicating that a bunch of Somali pirates have got into the sensitive Lakshadweep islands, security agencies on Friday took into custody more Somalis from near the Kavaratti Island.
    Unconfirmed reports said about five Somali nationals have been taken into custody by the Indian Navy. They will be brought to Kochi for detailed interrogation, sources said.
    The Somalis, who were in a boat, were detected by the warship INS Sujata around 12 noon on Friday, about 100 km off Kavaratti Island. The aircraft and ships of the Navy and Coast Guard had conducting intense search operations off the Lakshadweep islands for the past two days.
    The Lakshadweep police had on Thursday took into custody three Somali nationals, who were found unconscious at Minicoy Island.
    Meanwhile, the Navy has announced a cash award for the fisherman who first spotted the Somalis.
    The Navy, the Coast Guard and the Lakshadweep police will carry out a detailed interrogation of the arrested.
    The spotting of suspected Somali pirates as near as 5 km from the islands point to the inefficiency of the Navy and the Coast Guard. So far, the security agencies have located two boats, suspected to be used by the Somalis.
    The security agencies were not at all aware of their venture until a native of the Minicoy island alerted them.
    Meanwhile, there are allegations that even after the security agencies were alerted, nothing was done to trace them. According to the islanders, four Somali nationals were sighted off the island on Wednesday evening itself.
    However, neither the police nor other security agencies were able to trace them till they were found ashore on Thursday.
    However, defence sources said the shifting of ‘pirates’ to this part of the world had made the security agencies realise the gravity of the situation.
    “For the past on year, navies across the globe are jointly monitoring a small stretch called the Gulf of Eden.
    Still, the forces were not able to completely control the pirates. They must have shifted their base to this side,” they said.

    http://expressbuzz.com/cities/kochi/five-more-somalis-held-from-lakshadweep/177277.html
     
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    india has to weary of somalis as there were reports inpast of pakistani nationals training and arming somali pirates/millitants.they can also be international syndicate of terrorists.
     
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    Is still sea route best for terrorists to enter into?
    did IN brief up the security after 26/11?
     
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    yes it is as 26/11 has shown.india's vast shorelines are still vunerable and unprotected from terrorists attacks.There can be many launching points like in Mauritius,bangladesh,northern srilanka to attack india.and the international syndicate of terrorists closely cooperates as in case of LTTE -pak-Indonesian- Bangladesh terror groups.

    Indian navy is not a big enough force to secure whole of southern coastline.india need to free up navy from littoral water patrolling and it has to expand coast guards massively with ships and fast attack patrolling boats as in case of usa coast guards.
     
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    This means IN still did not learn lessons!
    or is it babus doing this, who are unfit for their jobs?
     
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    well IN is small enough to cover every inch of vast indian coastline.BTW policing in littoral waters is not IN's job.For thats as i said before coastguards has to be expanded massively with enough personnel and boats to cover all of indian coastline.Arm coastgaurds with heavy weapons to deal and neutralize terrorists before they reach coast.Navy has to concentrate on guarding the blue waters.
     
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    then what happen to setting up of 150 coastal police stations, are they working well?
    or same as local police babus?
     
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    150 for mumbai or is it for whole india?????coast guards in india is very much depleted force.150 is like drop in the ocean.
     
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    seems like indian govt's whole attention is on west coast.i'll like to have more boats and police stations for east coast and andaman and nicobar.cant rule out bangladeshi/ltte/indonesian terror groups which are deeply entwined with pakistanis.
     
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    what is the situation of coastal radar stations???
     
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    you are correct.
    actually sanctioned is double to it.
    but going in slow pace.
     
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    Ah....always like indian..red tapeism...Always finish work at eleventh hour or incomplete shoddy work like just doing for commonwealth games.
     
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    they are too porus, may be radars will only be put near naval bases.
    all other places are free to enter into India.
     
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    i think india does operate radar stations in Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius?need some on lakshdweep and most on kerala coast.Kerala is becoming hub of L-e-t through gulf..
     
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    TN is still the hot spot and porus for the LTTE and the Indonesian terrorists and it welcomes. Goa and Andaman islands are highly escorted so no problem. other islands/states are very porus believe me, a lot smuggled items are brought via sea route
     
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    Lakshadweep is a very tiny island, i afraid that we can have radar like things in there. They even dont have proper hotels and tourist need to come back to their ships for food. Lakshadweep made of corals and it is not the size of the maldives
     
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    these are mostly for observing enemy ships and submarines, noting is related to Terror coming in through sea,
     

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