With rising threat of terror strikes across major cities in India, the elite National Security Guard (NSG) team has arrived in Mysuru and is conducting mock drills at vital installations and tourist spots since yesterday. The team is demonstrating its preparedness to tackle any exigency in the region. Today evening, the drill will be conducted at Mysore Palace.
Today’s security drill at the Palace will start soon after a ‘mock terror attack call’ is received at the City Police Control Room at 3 pm and the NSG Commando team will fly from NSG’s Chennai Regional Office in choppers and carry out the mock drill. The time taken to fly from Chennai and the time taken to complete the operation will be measured to improve efficiency and coordination in case of terror strikes.
Police sources said that the NSG is carrying out exercises at high security and vital installations in the city, which have been figuring high on the terror radar. Places which have traditionally been known to harbour terrorists and anti-social elements would witness such “awe and shock” exercises by the NSG in the coming days, sources claimed. The drills are a part of Republic Day (R-Day) security measure as there are intelligence inputs of a possible terrorist attack.
The mock drills began at around 3 pm yesterday and the base was set up in Chennai from where the exercise was coordinated and executed. Two choppers were used in the operation and attempts were made to land inside the Infosys and Wipro campus.