Kerala Coastal Police (ENG)

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    Notice Kerala Coastal Police India placed on alert 26 May 2019


    As of 26 May 2019 the Kerala Coastal Police, India have been placed on alert after intelligence received, indicating ISIS affiliates setting off towards Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island from Sri Lanka. According to sources up to 15 ISIS affiliates have set-off in a white boat from Sri Lanka towards the Indian islands of Lakshadweep and Minicoy. Coastal patrolling has been intensified and information has been passed to all Station House Officers (SHO) in the area. The Indian Coast Guard has deployed its ships and maritime surveillance aircraft around the two islands and maritime borders with Sri Lanka, in order to prevent them entering Indian waters. Vessels transiting the area should be aware of increased Indian coastal naval and maritime surveillance activity.