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  • 22 December, 2020

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Information Fusion Center - Indian Ocean Region (IFC - IOR)

Information Fusion Center - Indian Ocean Region (IFC - IOR)

IFC IOR was set up by the Indian Navy in 2018 within the premises of the Information Management and Analysis Center (IMAC), Gurugram to track maritime movements in the region. It is for coastal surveillance and monitoring.


It is a single-point centre linking all coastal radar chains to generate a seamless real-time picture of the 7500 km coastline. France is the 1st country to deploy LO at IFC-IOR followed by the USA, Australia, Japan etc.

IMAC is a joint initiative of the Navy, Coast Guard and BEL and functions under the National Security Adviser. It is located in Gurugram. It is the single point centre linking all coastal radar chain networks along 7500 km Indian coastline and in some neighbouring countries.

IFC tracks and monitors 75000 to 1.5 lakh shipping vessels in real-time round the clock.

It interacts with the maritime community and has built linkages with 19 countries and 15 multinational and maritime security centres in the Horn of Africa, Anti Piracy centres, IFC-Singapore etc.

Source: Sanjeevani Notes


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