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Austria announces 290 mn euros for fight against terrorism
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Austria announces 290 mn euros for fight against terrorism

Vienna : The Austrian government Tuesday announced it would spend up to 290 million euros (about $335 million) in the fight against terrorism over the next four years.

The details provided by Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner at a presentation in Vienna showed the largest proportion of the offensive, $146 million, would go toward personnel, including the additional training of specialists for cyber security, crime fighting, and forensic science, Xinhua reported.

Technology would also receive a massive upgrade, with $40 million spent on IT including an upgrade of the Schengen Information System governmental database and the preservation of evidence.

Other major areas of funding would be for field and protective equipment ($33.5 million), IT security including increased mobility ($29 million), infrastructure ($18.5 million), and communications ($15 million).

Faymann said he was pleased about the "rapid, decisive, and cooperative demeanour" of the coalition government.

Mittelehner said the security package was a consequence of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and as a buffer against stronger forms of radicalisation.

He added that it was only a part of government measures, which also include the banning of terrorist symbols and a stricter laws.


Austria announces 290 mn euros for fight against terrorism


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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