Puducherry will have a coastal surveillance radar on its coastal line against any intrusions by anti-national forces.
The commissioning and handing over of the Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) to the Indian Coast Guard would be held on July 4.
According to sources, the Indian Coast Guard, as part of strengthening security measures, has envisaged to monitor high sensitivity, high density traffic areas along the coast by installing shore Radar Stations (RS) along with Electro-Optic surveillance system.
Accordingly, 46 main stations (36 on main land and 10 in islands) will be located on the East Coast, West Coast, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The radars, VHF communication system, electro-optic sensors, met sensors, automatic identification system), transponder will be installed in lighthouses of the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) along the coast.
Each lighthouse site will be linked to the nearest Coast Guard station, known as Remote Operating Stations (ROS), through a communication link. The ROS will further be linked to the Regional Operating Centres (ROC) at Coast Guard Regional headquarters located in Mumbai, Gandhinagar, Chennai and Port Blair. All ROCs will be connected to Control Centre (CC) headquarters at New Delhi.
The purpose of the CSS is to provide an integrated picture of target movements along the coast. For this, the radar and AIS and target track data from radar stations, ROs, ROC will be collected and brought to the Control Centre via leased line/VSAT communication.
The collected data will be integrated, correlated and presented on the display provided at each ROS, ROC and CC for coastal surveillance.
The key purpose of this CSS is to provide full situational awareness of the coverage area and to identify and take effective measures against possible threat targets.