Pathankot Attack: Government Orders Audit Of All Defence Installations

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Pathankot Attack: Government Orders Audit Of All Defence Installations

Top Defence sources said the idea of the audit is to identify shortcomings in the security system and plug them. (PTI photo)

New Delhi:  The government has ordered a security audit of all critical defence installations in the country in the wake of the terror attack on the strategic Pathankot air base.

Top Defence sources said the idea of the audit is to identify shortcomings in the security system and plug them.

"The defence ministry has ordered a security audit of all defence installation, to be completed quickly, so that weaknesses can be found out and plugged," said a sources in the ministry.

In the case of the Pathankot attack, it is believed that the terrorists had entered the base through an opening in the nearly 25 km-long perimeter wall of the base.

Sources said the terrorists entered the base, one of the largest of the IAF spread over about 2000 acres, through a gap in the perimeter wall which is heavily forested.

Meanwhile, the government is also looking at how the security of the international border in Punjab can be intensified further. The border is guarded by the BSF but top security officials are concerned about two infiltrations by the militants in the last six months from the same area.

"The area has a lot of river lines and it is not easy to plug all the holes there. However, it would be seen that the security is beefed up there," the sources said.

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