Security beefed up around Kochi Naval Base after Sri Lankan blasts

Security beefed up around Kochi Naval Base after Sri Lankan blasts
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Kochi: Security has been beefed up in and around the Naval Base here in the wake of the deadly Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, a Defence spokesman said here Monday.

"In the backdrop of Sri Lanka blasts, security has been enhanced in and around Naval base as a precautionary measure. Surveillance over sea has also been enhanced," he said here.

The Kochi-based Southern Naval Command is one of the three main formations of the Indian Navy.

At least 290 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in the serial blasts in neighbouring Sri Lanka Sunday.

Among those killed, six were Indians, including a Keralite who was identified as P S Razina Khadar, 58, a native of Mogralputhur in Kasaragod district. She was on a holiday in the island nation with her husband.

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