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India-Pak Tensions: Odisha CS Chairs Crucial Meeting Over MHA’s ‘High Alert’ Advisory


28 February 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: Amid growing tensions between India and Pakistan after Pulwama terror-attack, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today convened a high level meeting at the State Secretariat here.

Senior officers of the Indian Navy, Indian Army, Coast Guards, CRPF, BSF and CISF were also a part of the meeting which was called to work out a ‘high-alert’ circular issued by Ministry of Home Affairs to all States.

Apart from the officers of the Central agencies, DGP Dr RP Sharma, ADG Operations RP Koche, ADG Law and Order, Sanjeeb Panda and senior officers of the Coastal security wing were part of the meeting.

Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, Padhi said that the advisory from the MHA stressed on protection of vital installations in case of exigency.

"Following the Pulwama attack, the security situation across the country is in a state of alert. The MHA had sent an advisory to be watchful on the security of vital installations. Special attention would be given to further strengthen the coastal security," Padhi said.

Timely sharing of intelligence sharing, composite security response and framing a robust response in case of any exigency, requires immense coordination among all stakeholders, Dr Sharma said.

"We had a very crucial meeting on security of vital installations and important establishments in Odisha. We discussed on improving our coordination between State and the Central agencies," the DGP added.

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha

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Dr R.P. Sharma, DGP, Odisha