India’s N-reactors remain on terror radar: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 00:40

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said atomic
power plants in the country are under threat from various
terrorist groups.

Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said
in view of the prevailing security scenario, the atomic power
plants continue to remain targets of terrorist groups.
"Central security agencies review security of atomic power
plants periodically and make specific recommendation to
enhance the security wherever required," he told Lok Sabha.
The Minister said central security agencies also conduct
regular sensitisation programmes for senior officials of these
plants and share threat inputs at the appropriate level of
Department of Atomic Energy and the state governments
concerned from time to time.

"The CISF has been mandated to undertake security
arrangements for all sensitive nuclear installations. Besides,
CISF, departmental security personnel are also deployed to
assist CISF in providing security to the installations," he
said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 00:40

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