Indian Coast Guard placed on high alert after Sri Lanka bombings

New Delhi has beefed up safety and surveillance alongside its maritime borders, reportedly to catch any terrorists fleeing to India from neighboring Sri Lanka, the place 290 folks had been killed within the sequence of assaults on Easter Sunday.

Security has been enhanced in and round naval bases “as a precautionary measure” in opposition to the “backdrop” of the assaults in Sri Lanka, a Ministry of Defense spokesperson said on Monday, including that surveillance of the world had additionally been elevated.

Indian media earlier wrote that warships and spy planes had been deployed alongside the nation’s maritime border. According to experiences, the measures are meant to forestall the organizers of the lethal suicide bombings from fleeing to India by sea.

The coast guard was additionally tasked with thwarting situations, just like the 2008 Mumbai assaults, when armed jihadists stormed a number of high-end inns and purchasing malls, amongst different targets.

Suicide bombers set off explosives in three Catholic church buildings, 4 inns and an house advanced in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, with most targets positioned within the nation’s largest metropolis, Colombo. Another bomb was defused close to Colombo International Airport. A van rigged with explosives was discovered parked close to a Colombo church the following day. The car detonated within the presence of a bomb-disposal unit.

Overall, 290 folks had been killed within the assault, and tons of injured. A complete of 24 folks had been arrested in connection to the bombings, however thus far no group has claimed accountability for the tragedy. Some authorities officers stated that the perpetrators had been native Islamists, aided by an “international network.”

The authorities prolonged a nighttime curfew on Monday and declared a nationwide emergency.