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Inadequacy in state security due to enormity of task: police

With Mumbai terror attacks exposing chinks in the security apparatus to protect private industrial establishments, a senior police official said the "inadequacies" were because of enormity of the task and cost implications.

delhi Updated: Jan 21, 2009 14:34 IST

With Mumbai terror attacks exposing chinks in the security apparatus to protect private industrial establishments, a senior police official on Wednesday said the "inadequacies" were because of enormity of the task and cost implications.

"The recent 26/11 attacks on the industrial icons in Mumbai has exposed the inadequacies of the state security apparatus to provide security to the industrial establishments in the private sector," Jammu and Kashmir police chief Kuldeep Khoda said on Wednesday.

He was delivering the keynote address at a conference on 'National Security - The Role of India Inc' in New Delhi.

Khoda said the inadequacies were primarily due to the enormity of the task of providing security to the rapidly growing India Inc. The other major reason was the enormous cost implication.

He said India Inc could play a role in strengthening the state security apparatus for dealing with the emerging national security challenges.

Khoda suggested that Indian software giants should build appropriate software for security agencies which will provide them tools for better investigation and help them create a nationwide database of crime and criminals.

System for fingerprint automation, integrated and networked surveillance system capable of generating logical alerts and cyber forensic capabilities could also be looked into by software companies, he said.