Rocks in Kovalam prone to be terrorist hiding spots: IDA survey
Thiruvananthapuram: A survey conducted by Island Development Agency (IDA) has flagged that the stretch of rocks between Vizhinjam and Kovalam among others are vulnerable to become terrorist hiding spots. The finding is based on the IDA survey conducted in 1,200 islands and other isolated island-alike spots across the coastline of the country, over the speculation that they are vulnerable to become terrorist hiding spots. The other places listed include Udayon Vazhi, rocks opposite KTDC and lighthouse.
The survey was conducted as part of the measures to beef up of security after 2008 Mumbai attacks. During the 2018 security auditing done by chief officials of IDA, Indian Coast Guard and Vizhinjam Coastal Police, the stretch of rocks (known as Edakkal) between Vizhinjam and Kovalam was suggested to be under surveillance.
Meanwhile, due to terrorist threats, different security agencies are also surveying unattended buildings near Kerala coastline.