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Precautions being taken to protect military college: Centre

November 04, 2009 13:30 IST

With the prestigious National Defence College in New Delhi being one of the prime targets of Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the government on Wednesday said that "adequate precaution" was being taken to safeguard the military institution.

"I think there is a constant review of threat perceptions and targets... And we work on the safeguards adequately. You can be rest assured that adequate precaution is being taken wherever there is a threat perception," said Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju, when asked if the government knew about the terrorists' plans and steps taken to secure the institution.

Raju was talking to media persons on the sidelines of an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi.

The two men arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana -- for plotting a major terror attack in India at the behest of Pakistan-based LeT have revealed that they were planning to attack the NDC also.

The NDC trains selected senior defence and civil services officers in national and international security-related fields, and promotes research and understanding of various related issues.

Brigadier-level officers from the three services and their counterparts are trained at the NDC. Representatives from friendly countries are also included in the different courses run there.
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