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Exercise Suraksha Kavach– Joint Anti Terrorist Exercise By Army and Police
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EXERCISE SURAKSHA KAVACH
- The exercise was for activating anti-terrorist Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) to counter any terrorist actions in Pune.
The exercise involved participation of:
- Quick Reaction Teams
- Dog Squads
- Bomb Disposal Teams of Army
- Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS)
- Quick Reaction Team of Maharashtra Police.
- A simulated exercise scenario was built up regarding the presence of terrorist in family accommodations at Lullanagar.
- It was based on which Quick Reaction Teams of Army initially established the outer cordon.
- Traffic control on the nearby roads was jointly carried out by Maharashtra traffic police and Corps of Military Police Army.
- It involved room intervention drill
- Search of room for any unidentified items/explosives by Dog squads
- Their neutralization/ diffusion by Bomb Disposal Units.
- An equipment display was also organized, showcasing important equipment required for the conduct of this exercise.
- The exercise was carried out taking all safety norms of COVID-19 into consideration.
- The strength of participating troops was scaled down accordingly.
SOURCES: PIB | Exercise Suraksha Kavach | UPSC