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Govt orders security audit of vital installations

The Centre has ordered security audit of all vital installations, including nuclear stations, oil refineries and military bases, across the country.



New Delhi: The Centre has ordered security
audit of all vital installations, including nuclear stations,
oil refineries and military bases, across the country.

The order has been issued after a high-level meeting held
by the Union Home Ministry following the last week`s terrorist
attack on a naval base in neighbouring Pakistan.
A joint-team of Intelligence Bureau and local security
heads will survey and assess the level of security of the
vital installations.

All nuclear plants, ISRO installations, oil refineries
and airports will be covered in the audit. Any gaps in the
security, if found, will be identified and plugged while Quick
Reaction Teams are to be formed wherever they do not exist.
"All states and security forces have also been asked to
intensify vigil around the vital installations and military
camps and foil any attempt by militants to disturb peace," an
official said.

Additional forces will also be deployed in public and
religious places to prevent any sabotage attempt, the official
said.

PTI

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