GUWAHATI, Sept 24 - Security agencies brainstormed the rear area security preparedness and the role and task of all stakeholders during a two-day meet which concluded at the Narangi Military Station today.
The exercise titled �Antarik Suraksha�, was conducted under the aegis of 51 Sub Area. The aim of the exercise was to assess the effectiveness of rear area security plans in the backdrop of changed operational dynamics to synergise efforts amongst all stakeholders, a defence release said.�
Rear areas are places away from the border. During active hostilities, security forces would move to the conventional areas, especially borders, vacating the rear areas.
The keynote address was delivered by State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia. He expressed concern at the rapidly changing security situation and stressed the need for a dynamic, flexible and resilient rear area security plan.
The role and task of all stakeholders was discussed in detail by senior officials from Assam Police, BSF, CRPF, CISF, National Highways, Railways & Inland Water Ways.
Major General Anil Kumar Jha, General Officer Commanding, 51 Sub Area, deliberated on the need for synergised operations to ensure that there are no disruptions in the combat zone during active hostilities.
During the closing address, Lieutenant General Satish Prabhakar Nawathe, General Officer Commanding, 101 Area, underlined the need for a Unified Command Centre duly integrating all stakeholders � Army, central armed paramilitary forces (CAPF) and civil administration for successful execution of the rear area security plan.