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2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "civil defence" includes any measures not amounting to actual combat, for affording defence against any form of hostile attack by a foreign power or for depriving any form of hostile attack by a foreign power of its effect either wholly or in part whether such measures are taken before, during or after the time of the attack;

(b) "Civil Defence Services" mean the services formed wholly or mainly to meet the needs of civil defence;

(c) "enemy" means-

(i) any person or country committing external aggression against India;

(ii) any person belonging to a country committing such aggression;

(iii) such other country as may be declared by the Central Government to be assisting the country committing such aggression;

(iv) any person belonging to such other country;

(d) "enemy territory" means-

(i) any area which is under the sovereignty of a country referred to in sub-clause (i); or a country referred to in sub-clause (iii), of clause (c) of this section;

(ii) any area which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify to be enemy territory for the purposes of this Act or any rule made thereunder;

(e) "military operations" mean the operations of the Armed Forces of the Union;

(f) "occupied territory" means any territory of India which is for the time being in the occupation of a country referred to in sub-clause (i) or a country referred to in sub-clause (iii), of clause (c) of this section;

(g) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(h) "Proclamation of Emergency" means the Proclamation issued under clause (1) of article 352 of the Constitution on the 26th October, 1962;

(i) "State Government" in relation to a Union territory means the administrator thereof.



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