India sends elite commandos to protect embassy in Pakistan 2009-03-10 18:29:48   Print

    NEW DELHI, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Amid rumors of a possible army coup in Pakistan, India has sent commandos to secure its embassy in Islamabad and protect its diplomats posted there, a top official said Tuesday.

    "They will perform VIP security duties after assessing the situation there," head of India's elite paramilitary, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), N.R. Das told the media.

    He said that CISF commandos are in charge of protection of diplomats at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and now they will do the same in Pakistan.

    The CISF provides security cover to 269 industrial units located all over India.

    Industrial Sectors like Atomic Power Plants, Space Installations, Defense Production Units, Mints, Oil Fields and Refineries, Major Ports, Heavy Engineering, Steel Plants, Barrages, Fertilizer units, Airports and Hydro electric and thermal power plants are protected by CISF.

    Most of these installations are located in difficult terrains of the country with harsh climatic conditions.

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