India has another niggling worry: it stems from the drone attack on the Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia. The country must factor in imponderables involved in the drone attack to lay a realistic security blueprint for industrial installations on the western coast. What has heightened the sense of alarm is that the Saudi Arabia oil installation had a state-of-the-art American security cover which was obviously breached when the oil major was hit.
Considering that almost 70 per cent of India’s domestic crude is produced by oil fields that dot the western coast – mostly on the Mumbai and Gujarat coastline – not to forget half a dozen refineries and petroleum/gas processing units, a copycat attack could have grave implications for the economy. Read More
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