Exercise Surasksha kavach Indian Army and Maharashtra Police organized a joint exercise at Lullanagar Pune recently on 9 October 2020.
The aim of the Exercise Surasksha kavach to coordinate the drills and procedures of both Army and Police for activating anti-terrorist Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) to counter any terrorist actions in Pune.
The exercise involved participation of Quick Reaction Teams, Dog Squads and Bomb Disposal Teams of Army as well as Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Quick Reaction Team of Maharashtra Police.
Traffic control on the nearby roads was jointly carried out by Maharashtra traffic police and Corps of Military Police Army.
An equipment display was also organized, showcasing important equipment required for the conduct of this exercise. The exercise was carried out taking all safety norms of COVID-19 into consideration and strength of participating troops was scaled down accordingly.
The exercise provided an opportunity for both Army and Police to cooperate, coordinate and streamline their drills and procedures. Overall, it was a great learning experience for both.