Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih jointly inaugurated a Coastal Surveillance Radar System (CSRS) built by India and a composite training facility of the Maldives National Defence Force. The inauguration assumes significance as China views the Maldives as key to its Maritime in the Indian Ocean as it has already acquired Hambantota port in Sri Lanka and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. The CSRS is the primary sensor for Integrated Coastal Surveillance System. This programme contributes in creating a network of information to maritime domain awareness in the strategic Indian Ocean region. According to defence officials, India has an older version of these radars in Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.
Source: Business Line