BHUBANESWAR: The National Security Guard (NSG) is all set to carry out a three-day drill to test the preparedness of the State Police in tackling terrorist attacks at major Government installations of the State.
The mock drill will be held at the State Secretariat, State Assembly and Biju Patnaik International Airport.
A team of the elite anti-terrorist outfit held a meeting with Director General of Police KB Singh, Director (Intelligence) Sunil Roy, Police Commissioner YB Khurania and IG (Operations) RP Koche here on Tuesday.
The Special Tactical Unit (STU) of the State Police which has been trained in urban terrorism warfare will be involved in the drill. “Given the increasing threat perception from terrorist outfits, such drills are necessary. Since lone wolf attacks by such groups are on the rise, there is a strong need to acquaint the State Police with hostage situations,” sources in the State Police said.
Since the Secretariat is the hub of Government, it has been chosen along with the Assembly because of obvious reasons. Indian airports are known to be weak spots which is why the BPIA has also been chosen. Since such drills are kept secret, the exact order of its conduct was not out.
Contacted, DGP refused to comment on the meeting.