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The News Minute | March 7, 2015 | 1.15 pm IST

West Bengal reportedly is facing a threat of possible air strikes by terrorist groups on the state’s heritage buildings and industrial establishments.

Reports say that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday alerted the West Bengal government.

A report by The New Indian Express states that State Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Home Secretary Basudev Banerjee held a meeting with senior police officials and representatives of Central agencies to review security measures and decide how to tighten them.

According to the report, a memo explaining the possibility of Islamic terrorists carrying out attacks by flying small aircraft at low heights to avoid detection by radars and bomb well known heritage sites and industrial establishments, has been received by the state government.

Following the alerts security has been beefed up at all the airports in the state and at various stations of the Indian Air Force.

Last month, the Central government had issued similar alerts to all state governments after the Islamic State (IS) was banned.

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