India puts its nuclear installations on high alert

22:01, November 16, 2009      

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India Monday put on high alert all its nuclear plants and installations across the states in the wake of terror threat, sources said.

"The alert has been sounded as the Indian government is worried that nuclear plants may be attacked by terrorists. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, along with a dozen atomic establishments, in the western state of Maharashtra and the Kakrapar atomic power station in the western state of Gujrat have been identified as potential targets are put on high alert," the sources said.

The alert has been issued in the wake of terror threat which has emerged following interrogations of U.S. citizen David Coleman Headley, who was arrested by the FBI in Chicago last month for plotting terror attacks against India at the behest of Pakistan-based banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, the sources said.

"Headley visited all these states during his nine visits to India between 2006 and 2009. So, the alert has been sounded," the sources said.

Source: Xinhua
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