Sea route may be used for nuclear attack: Navy chief
Originally reported on IBNLive
A nuclear attack by terrorists? This may no longer be confined to celluloid fiction as India sounded out a grim warning on Wednesday.
“The container would be the most likely means for terrorist organisations to illegally transport a nuclear weapon,” Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta said.
The use of the sea in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai may just be a trailer. The Navy Chief has pointed out a key vulnerability that terrorists may want to exploit, and that is, India’s inadequate port security, and the lack of means to scan shipping containers.
“None of the Indian ports is CSI compliant,” Mehta revealed.
The US-led Container Security Initiative is stuck in politics. India opposes the intrusive provision of US Customs officials supervising scanning at Indian ports. But the Navy Chief wants the Government to find a way out.