Improving Security For CRPF After Pulwama Attack
Mine-Protected Vehicles For CRPF Convoy In Kashmir
After the infamous incident that took place in Pulwama on 14th Feb 2019 in which more than 40 in which 40 personnel is travelling in a bus got martyred after a suicide bomber rammed a car full of IED. In this post, we will see what steps are taken by the forces to stop any such incident from taking place in future.
- The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its about 65 battalions based in the Kashmir Valley for anti-terror and law and order duties.
- Steps have been taken to provide bomb detection and disposal squads to each battalion of the force deployed in the Kashmir Valley.
- Those units which had them will see an increase in the number of personnel and equipment to detect and counter explosives and IEDs.
- Seats have been increased in the Pune-based IED education school of the force so that more personnel are trained in the trade of detection and disarming such bombs in Kashmir.
- The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure the safety of its troop convoys in the Kashmir Valley.
- The forces are procuring small buses of 30 seat capacity for the transit of personnel within the valley as it is not possible to have big buses with metal protected covering over it as it hinders in the movement of the bus due to its heavy metal weight.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
- New procedures for convoy movement and protection have been notified.
- The new convoy movement procedure involves restricting the flow of civilian vehicles, regularly changing halting points and dynamic movement of convoys to and from the Kashmir Valley
- The home ministry had announced last month that all jawans and officers of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) deployed in the Kashmir Valley can now take a commercial flight while going in to join duty or for a tour and while proceeding on leave.
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