Odisha Beefs Up Security Amid Indo-Pak Tension

With the tension between India and Pakistan rising, the security of all vital installations and important establishments, have been tightened in Odisha

A meeting between Odisha Police and central agencies including Coast Guard, Army, CISF, CRPF and BSF was held at the state Secretariat, to discuss the critical security arrangements. This meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary of Odisha Aditya Padhi

“As per the directives of Ministry of Home Affairs we have strengthened the security of all vital installations in the state and adequate focus is laid on security along with the coastline,”

said Aditya Padhi

Odisha has a 485-kilometre long sea coast and several defence and strategic establishments. This makes the state vulnerable to attacks due to its geographic location.

“In a view of current security scenario we had an important meeting regarding the security arrangements of vital installations and important establishments in Odisha, it was also an important meeting in terms of coordination between state and central agencies for improving surveillance, crisis response and intelligence sharing,” said RP Sharma, DGP Odisha.

The coast guard and port authorities have been asked to be vigilant and keep a close watch on the movement of fishermen, boats and ships. The coast guard has also risen the patrolling in light of recent events.