Monday, May 08, 2017

CISF at sensitive locales to undergo training every 15 days

With sensitive installations like airports and nuclear plants increasingly under terror radar, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is honing up the skills of its personnel.

The CISF personnel deployed in sensitive places/installations would now undergo a tactical and thorough training and rigorous shooting practices at an interval of every 15 days, Director General CISF, OP Singh told DNA. As of now this is a bi-yearly or yearly feature.

The measure has been taken after a series of attacks on airports abroad, following which alerts were issued at Indian airports, specially in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.

"We receive many threat inputs, usually near the Independence Day, Republic Day or during religious festivals. Every such input is taken seriously and a dedicated committee is assigned to look into it. The committee declares the threat as 'specific' (with particular details) or 'non-specific' (vague). If found specific, immediate measures are taken to foil the attack. We have different teams with excellence in specific operations, and keeping the airports' security in mind," Singh said.
08/05/17 Anvit Srivastava/DNA