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High-level meet to review threat to atomic energy plants held

Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 00:41

New Delhi: A high-level security meeting
reviewed threat to country`s major atomic energy plants and
discussed plans to provide specialised training to CISF
personnel to tackle exigences.

The meeting, held here, assumes significance in view of
continuous security related threats to the installations and
also threat arising out of disasters like tsunami and

"During the meeting, the threat perception to these
highly sensitive units and their contingency plans was
reviewed," an official said.

The meeting also discussed plans to provide specialised
training for use of rescue and disaster management equipments
to the CISF personnel in cases and incidents like the one that
occurred at the Japanese nuclear reactor at Fukushima, he

It was also decided to strengthen the water front
security --both sea and river-- of all these installations
and fortify these areas with the help of additional security
personnel and deployment of security gadgets, the official

The meeting, chaired by the Director General of Central
Industrial Security Force (CISF) N R Das, was attended by the
top management and officials of 14 atomic energy plants where
the central security force has extended its protection cover.
The chiefs of security of these installations were also

The CISF is the central force which guards these
installations on a 24X7 basis.

When contacted, CISF spokesperson Rohit Katiyar said
that the meeting was held on April 27 at the forces`
headquarters here but refused to divulge specifics of the
discussions that took place.

"The role of the CISF as a first responder to any
accident, sabotage attempt or attack was discussed during the
meet," Katiyar said.

The CISF guards the plants and nuclear reactors like
BARC Mumbai, NPC Kaiga, RAPS Kota and eleven others in various
parts of the country.


First Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 00:41
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