First step in war on ‘dirty bombs’ – Govt gears to tackle radioactive strikes and aftermath

India has taken the first step in preparing for an enemy you often can’t see, hear or smell.

If terrorists launch a radioactive attack in a crowded place such as a Metro platform, it could be long before anyone realises the need to leave the spot.

With this in mind, the Centre has identified 80 response centres across the country and trained 180 quick-response teams (QRTs) for tackling the aftermath of radioactive strikes.

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