CISF to secure 10 more airports, other vital installations

Home Ministry cleared proposals to deploy CISF personnel at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Port Blair, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum in Kolkata, Neyveli Lignite Corporation in TN.

Published: 07th March 2017 08:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2017 08:30 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will soon take over the security of about a dozen vital installations including a facility of ISRO at Port Blair.

The Union Home Ministry has recently cleared proposals to deploy armed CISF personnel and commandos at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Port Blair, the Victoria Memorial and Indian Museum in Kolkata, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu and the airports in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) and Jamnagar (Gujarat) among others, CISF officials said.

In the private sector, the CISF will soon begin securing the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai, the proposal for which was cleared by the Home Ministry recently.

CISF Director General OP Singh said the paramilitary will begin training 20,000 recruits from April to take care of the increased responsibilities.

The CISF will reinforce its security cover at a steel plant at Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh, UIDAI offices in Gurugram, Bengaluru and some other places.

The DG said 10 more airports under the Airports Authority of India will get CISF cover after the cost reimbursement of deployment is finalised.

The CISF is raising Special Tactics Wing for training its personnel with advanced combat and tactical skills against terrorist attacks and thwart threats to vital installations.

Singh further said the paramilitary is providing security consultancy to 44 museums of national repute in the country and coordinating with the NDRF to undertake joint operations in disaster situation


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