So can't go to Mohali for the match? You are probably better off watching it on television considering the security system put in place. NSG's, UAV's, CP's are all set to display tactical and defensive powers of India. And well, secure the match as well.
So can't go to Mohali for the match? You are probably better off watching it on television considering the security system put in place. NSG's, UAV's, CP's and all are all set to display tactical and defensive powers of India. And well, secure the match as well. (Getty and AFP images)
Several blankets of security has been thrown around the stadium while sniper squads have already taken positions on buildings adjoining the stadium.
The first line of defense against possible bomb threat are the dog squads. Several of these teams have been deployed in and around the PCA stadium to keep a constant vigil for possible threats.
This is being re-checked by manual searches inside the stadium by personnel's of Chandigarh Police. Officials have said that close to 2200 cops have been deployed but reports suggest that the number may be more.
Several blankets of machine gun manned bunkers have been placed around the stadium. These are not restricted to just entry and exit points but within the periphery of the stadium itself and approach roads.
All gates leading inside the stadium will be manned by teams of 5-10 personnel's. These gates will shut during the match although details of access to amenities like restrooms and food/beverages remain unclear.
The National Technical Research Organisation has been called in for air surveillance. NTRO is expected to make use of unmanned air vehicles (in pic) to prevent possible aerial threats. Anti aircraft guns have been positioned on the ground as well. (Image used for representational purpose)
Though Mohali has been declared a no-fly zone, choppers of the Indian Air Force have been placed on operational stand-by for surveillance. (Image used for representational purpose)
150 CCTV's have already been placed at strategic locations while Anti-Sabotage Groups and Quick Reaction Teams have performed mock drills at the venue.
According to reports, a zero-tolerance policy has been issued to local police and specific instructions to remove un-authorised personnel's from the area has been given.
So while strict orders have also been given to have security on their minds, cops may just have a difficult time keeping their eyes off the crucial clash. As for those who do not have the golden tickets, the hassle of getting inside may just be used as a small consolation for not being at the epicenter of cricketing history.