NSG reviews security of important installations

Survey carried out every two to three years basing on IB inputs

Published: 13th July 2017 09:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2017 09:33 AM   |  A+A-

NSG officials with Police Commissioner YB Khurania at the Commissionerate office in Bhubaneswar | Express

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The National Security Guard (NSG) took stock of security vulnerabilities of important establishments of the State at a meeting with Director General of Police, KB Singh here on Wednesday.

Basing on IB inputs, the elite anti-terrorist unit of the country regularly reviews security details of major installations in each State. In Odisha, the team usually visits Jagannath Temple as well as Lingaraj Temple apart from Government establishments.

“This is a practice to stay updated about all major establishments so that strategies can be drawn up when necessary,” sources in the State Police said.

The NSG generally carries out the survey of security details of major installations every two to three years basing on which mock drills are conducted. This time, the mock drill will be conducted at the Secretariat, Assembly and Biju Patnaik International Airport. It will be carried out to check response from local police, district police, command centres at Commissionerate Police and Special Tactical Unit.

While the Commissionerate Police will take part in the drill, the exercise will also look at how NSG can be tapped when the need arises. Originally, the drill was supposed to take place in May but was deferred due to a special session of the Assembly.

A team, led by IG (Operations) Maj General Sashank Mishra, also held detailed discussions on the training needs of State Police for tackling terrorist strikes with Singh and Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania.

The NSG will also suggest training modules for State Police. Earlier, a 20-member team had undergone the anti-terrorist training at Manesar.

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