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CISF cover to Reliance refinery: 2000 personnel required

business Updated: Jun 17, 2009 17:59 IST

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Nearly two battalions (2000 personnel) of central para military force will be required for providing security cover to the refinery of Reliance group at Jamnagar in Gujarat.

Sources in Union Home Ministry said that on receiving sanction from the Government for proving security to the
refinery, a thorough survey of the installation was conducted after which a strength of nearly 2000 personnel was

The Ministry's clearance came following intelligence inputs suggesting that Pakistan-based terrorists might try to
target these installations launching a surprise attack similar to the one in Mumbai last year.

The sources said the security cover would include setting up of crack commandos and Quick Reaction Teams for the
petroleum refinery. An Air Defence Mechanism would also be placed, they said.

The Centre has enlarged the role of CISF from guarding government establishment to providing security to
installations in the private sector in the wake of the 26/11 attack.

Jamnagar refinery of Reliance is close to Indo-Pak border in Gujarat which makes it vulnerable to terrorist
attack from the neighbouring country.