COTS Hardware Stolen from Aircraft Carrier Vikrant

November 18, 2019 – On 16.9.2019, M/s Cochin Shipyard has reported theft of certain commercially off the shelf (COTS) hardware items from MultiFunction Consoles (MFCs) of Integrated Platform Management System onboard Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC).

The investigations by the Kerala Police and National Investigation Agency have been instituted.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is responsible for the security of Cochin Shipbuilding Ltd. (CSL). To compliment CISF, CSL has also engaged additional manpower for the security of the yard as well as the aircraft carrier.

Security has already been enhanced at sensitive points in the yard as per the recommendations of Kerala Police and other Central Security Agencies.

Besides, videography of both gangways to the ship, operationalization of CCTVs, Biometric access control, locking of sensitive compartments etc. have been taken up. All security arrangements within the yard are periodically reviewed and implemented in consultation with CISF/Intelligence Bureau.

This information was given by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in a written reply to ShriAmar Patnaikin Rajya Sabha today.