Exercise Suraksha Kavach | UPSC

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Exercise Suraksha Kavach | UPSC

Exercise Suraksha Kavach | UPSC

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Exercise Suraksha Kavach– Joint Anti Terrorist Exercise By Army and Police

      WHY IN NEWS:

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MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
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      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS note down the aim and organisers . Note : This is not an international exercise .

      CONTEXT: 

EXERCISE SURAKSHA KAVACH

AIM

The aim of the exercise was to harmonize the drills and procedures of both Army and Police.

  • The exercise was for activating anti-terrorist Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) to counter any terrorist actions in Pune.

ORGANISERS

Agnibaaz Division organized a joint exercise for both Indian Army and Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar Pune.

PARTICIPANTS

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.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • 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.

Joint action was thereafter carried out by Army’s Counter Terrorism Task Force (CTTF) and Quick Reaction Team of Maharashtra Police to neutralize terrorists.

  • It involved room intervention drill
  • Search of room for any unidentified items/explosives by Dog squads
  • Their neutralization/ diffusion by Bomb Disposal Units.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • An equipment display was also organized, showcasing important equipment required for the conduct of this exercise.

The exercise provided an opportunity for both Army and Police to cooperate, coordinate, coopt and streamline their drills and procedures.

  • 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

 

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